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Rangers say Spieth threw 'hard strike,' Cubs say Johnson threw '95 on radar gun'; truth is victim

August 18, 2015

So, who won the ceremonial first-pitch challenge, Jordan Spieth or Zach Johnson?

We know who lost: The truth.

Zach Johnson, throwing out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game on Tuesday night, had issued a challenge to Jordan Spieth, who was doing likewise at the Texas Rangers game.

The Rangers via Twitter posted a brief video of Spieth and called it "a hard strike." Maybe a strike, but hard? Hardly.

The Chicago Cubs posted a photo of Johnson throwing the first pitch and said he "registered 95 on the radar gun." Guessing they transposed the 9 and the 5.