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Hi! Let’s Enjoy Pedro Strop Ripping a 105 MPH Liner and Trying to Flip His Bat

Chicago Cubs Highlights, Cubs Humor

In a 4-1 win against the Pirates, featuring a fantastic Jake Arrieta and a big game from Anthony Rizzo, the unquestioned top highlight came when the Cubs lined into an out in center field.


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That makes for a highlight because the batter was reliever Pedro Strop, who was staying in the game to pitch part of the next inning (and there were two outs). Strop jumped all over a 98 mph fastball and sent it out at an even more impressive 105 mph.

Strop knew he crushed it, and in a moment like that for a reliever, you want him to flip that bat. He tried:

Andrew McCutchen’s reaction was absolutely priceless:

Watch out for future plate appearances, fellow NL pitchers. The Cubs have a secret weapon. Heck, maybe Strop will just see some more time in left field when the other guys need a break.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.