Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 1 week ago

Chapman earned his seventh save of the season in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Chapman only needed 11 pitches to mow down all three batters on Thursday to record a perfect ninth inning. He struck out two batters, and didn't waste any time closing out the game. Chapman holds an ERA of 1.10 and continues to be one of the most dominant closers in the game.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 weeks ago

Chapman picked up his second win of the season with a scoreless inning in Tuesday's game.

Chapman was able to get back on track Tuesday after giving up an earned run each of the previous two days. With him being summoned from the bullpen each of the last three days, it's possible he could be unavailable if a save situation arises in Wednesday's game.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 weeks ago

Chapman earned the loss Monday against the Braves, giving up a run in the ninth inning on three hits.

Chapman hasn't earned a save since May 6, and has now lost two straight games. While his ERA is just 1.26 on the season, he's allowed a combined six hits in his past two outings.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 1 month ago

Chapman pitched Tuesday night for the first time in seven days, striking out the side while protecting a six-run lead.

Chapman hasn't had many leads to protect lately, and given the Reds' reticence to use him before the ninth inning, he's been rendered less useful than he should have been.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 1 month ago

Chapman picked up his third save of the season Tuesday, striking out two batters and giving up just one hit to get through the ninth against the Cubs.

Chapman has yet to give up a run, earned or not, in six innings so far this season. He's walked just two betters and has struck out nine batters.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 1 month ago

Chapman picked up save number two with a scoreless ninth inning in the Reds 5-4 win over St. Louis on Friday night.

He allowed a hit, but struck out a pair and needed just 12 pitches (nine for strikes) to finish up. With a win and two saves in the first four games, he would appear to be headed for yet another dominating season.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 1 month ago

Chapman registered his first win of the year Thursday, as he pitched a scoreless top of the ninth with two strikeouts and then was the beneficiary of a Reds rally in the bottom of the inning.

He got the closer's job of pitching the ninth inning in a tie ballgame at home, and delivered as he usually does. Chapman looks primed for another elite season at the back end of the Cincy bullpen.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 months ago

Chapman threw a perfect ninth to get the save Monday against the Pirates, striking out two.

Chapman was impeccable for the opener, throwing eight of his nine pitches for strikes.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 months ago

Chapman (hamstring) threw a scoreless inning in Friday's spring training game against the Blue Jays.

He finishes the spring with a 2.92 ERA and 16:3 K:BB over 12.1 innings. He seems to be over the hamstring injury that briefly sidelined him.

Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 2 months ago

Chapman (hamstring) could pitch in a game as soon as Wednesday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Reds' closer was removed from Tuesday's exhibition with what was labeled a right hamstring issue, but manager Bryan Price said there may have been a "misunderstanding" between the player and the training staff. Regardless, Chapman is believed to be fine and it seems he will not miss any additional action, but consider him day-to-day until he actually returns to the mound.