07:15 AM ET 09.05 | Of course, it's the triple-digit heat that earns most of the credit for Aroldis Chapman's success. [Chapman] was featuring a fastball that topped out at 103 mph Tuesday night. But what made him so effective was his slider, which clocked in between 90 and 93. A lot has been made about Chapman needing the ability to throw a second pitch for a strike. But catcher Ryan Hanigan, who directed Chapman through the 1-2-3, three-strikeout ninth, said he wasn't concerned whether the sliders were strikes or not. "I honestly use it as a chase pitch," Hanigan said. "I was really wanting him to throw it as a strike. I felt like they were going to be coming out letting it eat on the heaters." The hitters -- Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday and Allen Craig -- represented as good a trio as you'll see.