Elly De La Cruz Record 97.9 MPH Throw, Fastest in 8 yrs of Statcast Data

Cincinnati Reds rookie Elly De La Cruz continues to make waves in the major leagues with his impressive skills and performance. Despite being in the league for just over a month, De La Cruz has already shown his exceptional talents, including his power, speed, and rocket arm.

On Sunday, De La Cruz showcased his incredible arm strength with a throw from the infield that reached a blazing speed of 97.9 mph, according to MLB.com’s Sarah Langs. This throw stands as the fastest infield assist recorded in over eight years of Statcast data. Reds fans had eagerly anticipated De La Cruz’s debut in early June, and he has certainly lived up to their expectations.

The Reds are in a tight battle with the Brewers, holding onto a slim 3-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning. This game carries great importance for the Reds, who are determined to recover from three straight shutout losses against the Brewers. A win here would not only boost their spirits but also bring them back level with the Brewers in the race for first place in the National League Central division. The Reds are giving their all to turn things around and claim a much-needed victory.

Although De La Cruz is 0-2 at the plate in this game, his overall season performance has been impressive, with a batting average of .301. The Reds have managed to score their runs through a home run from Jake Fraley and a double from Joey Votto.

Looking ahead, the Reds will face the San Francisco Giants on Monday, providing another opportunity for De La Cruz to showcase his skills and contribute to the team’s success.

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