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Matt Chapman homers twice to lead Blue Jays to win

Matt Chapman homers twice to lead Blue Jays to win


Matt Chapman homers twice to lead Blue Jays to win

n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”matt-chapman-homers-twice-to-lead-blue-jays-to-win”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”matt-chapman-homers-twice-to-lead-blue-jays-to-win”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”matt-chapman-homers-twice-to-lead-blue-jays-to-win”,”type”:”story”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”It took Chapman a bit to get things going this year. A combination of high expectations, bad luck and a self-identified need for small mechanical tweaks made the first half of the season a sort of work in progress for the 29-year-old.nnBut “progress” has been the imperative word. Chapman has posted a .320 average in July, with 19 RBIs and 11 extra-base hits. He holds a 1.000 slugging percentage since the All-Star break and has reached base in all six games of the second half.nnBetween slightly adjusting his stance in the batter’s box and gaining trust and comfortability in his new surroundings, he’s looking more like himself — though he never lost sight of his identity in the tough times.nn“Stud,” said Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider as soon as he heard Chapman’s name in his postgame media conference. “It’s so funny, because the first half of his year was kind of unlucky. He’s hitting the ball extremely hard. The work, the patience, the approach, I really can’t say enough. … And he makes an impact on both sides of the ball.”nnChapman showed off his glove again on Thursday, converting two challenging ground balls into outs in the ninth with the Blue Jays nursing a thin lead and Jordan Romano on the mound going for a four-out save.”,”type”:”markdown”,”__typename”:”Markdown”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”matt-chapman-homers-twice-to-lead-blue-jays-to-win”,”type”:”story”}).parts.4″:{“contentDate”:”2022-07-29T02:02:17.414Z”,”description”:”Raimel Tapia grabs the final out to complete the Blue Jays’ 5-3 win over the Tigers in the first game of the…

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