Edwin Diaz is an absolute flamethrower.
Though that isn’t news to anybody around Major League Baseball, it’s still quite amazing to watch the ball fly out of the New York Mets closer’s hand.
He can touch 100 mph and blow hitters away with his fastball in addition to his epic intro song and trumpet solo courtesy of New York’s own Timmy Trumpet.
In fact, yesterday, during the Mets’ series finale with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Diaz was throwing absolute gas in the eighth inning.
According to Statcast data, his final pitch of the afternoon clocked in at 102.8 mph, the hardest he had ever thrown a pitch.
His previous hardest was 102.6 mph earlier this season.
Edwin Díaz's final pitch of the eighth inning registered at 102.8 mph, the hardest of his career. Díaz's previous best was 102.6 mph earlier this season, per Statcast data. pic.twitter.com/jPrF08n0u1
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 1, 2022
Diaz Throwing Smoke
Diaz can sure throw some gas out on the mound.
The amazing entrance song is one thing, but he sure can live up to it with his live arm and the ability to blow hitters away with his fastball.
The Mets are lucky to have a guy at the back end of their bullpen who can do just that.
Anytime a pitcher can throw the ball over 100 mph, that shows he’s got electric stuff and a big arm that can be counted on in key situations when you need a guy who can keep hitters off balanced.
Diaz is that guy for the Mets.
Though normally the team’s closer, Diaz was deployed in the eighth inning yesterday, but that didn’t change how he attacked the Dodgers hitters.
He’s a weapon out of the Mets bullpen and can never be overlooked.
When opposing teams hear “Narco” playing, they know that they might be in trouble as Diaz enters the game, ready to throw some gas.NEXT: Tylor Megill Is Looking Strong Down In The Minors