This ball was hit at 105.3 mph. It went off the “thigh” of José Álvarez.
— Bob Wankel (@BobWankelCB) August 20, 2020
That’s it for the idea of any baby Alvarez’. 105 mph right in the ball bag, can you imagine? Honestly, worst than being shot, has to be. Someone even half jokingly taps you your whole body flinches uncontrollably. Now picture that little joke tab was a hard ball flying at you faster than a Honda Civic, with nothing but murder on its mind. How he made that play is beyond me.
That hits me in the balls and it’s career over right there. Even if it doesn’t do any damage, I’m testing fate. I drop my glove, rip off my jersey and say thanks but no thanks.
And side note, of course it’s our best bullpen arm. Why wouldn’t it be? Couldn’t rip Nick Pivetta’s dick off?