Javier Baez Falls After Swinging at 99-mph Heat from Aroldis Chapman

Cubs prospect Javier Baez came up to bat in a big moment Wednesday, representing the potential tying run with two runners on and his team down 7-4 to the Reds. The one problem: flamethrower Aroldis Chapman was on the hill to close out the game.

As you can see above, Baez was up 3-1 in the count when he attempted to unload on a 99-mph fastball from Chapmanā€¦ and swung so hard that he fell on one of his knees.

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If that looks familiar, it’s because the Dodgers’ Kike Hernandez met a similar fate last week:

But don’t pile on Baez too much, a year ago he came damn close to depositing a 102 mph Chapman heater into the center field seats of Great American Ballpark: