Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
2 months ago

Chapman struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning against the Blue Jays on Saturday en route to his 22nd save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The flamethrower ends September with a perfect 0.00 ERA in 11 appearances (12 innings), with just three hits allowed and a 17:2 K:BB in that span. Chapman lost his grip on the closer role earlier in the second half, but he's regained his dominant form at the right time as the Yankees head into a one-game playoff against Minnesota next week.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
2 months ago

Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to record his 21st save of the season during Friday's win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

After Dellin Betances allowed a hit and walk to start the ninth inning, manager Joe Girardi called upon Chapman to finish off the Blue Jays. Chapman has now thrown 11 scoreless innings over his past 10 outings while converting five saves and striking out 16 batters during that stretch. He is entering the postseason in prime form.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
2 months ago

Champan worked around a hit with one strikeout in a scoreless inning to earn his 20th save of the season Tuesday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Staked to a three-run lead, Chapman hardly broke a swat with Chris Giminez doubled with two outs, buckling down to get Max Kepler to end the game. The flamethrower has been in dominant form of late, throwing seven consecutive scoreless outings while converting four straight save opportunities during that span.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
2 months ago

Chapman pitched 1.2 perfect innings with two strikeouts to earn his 19th save of the season Monday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Chapman come on with the bases load and a one-run lead in the eighth inning, retiring the next two men to escape the jam. He retired the side in order in the ninth to close out what was a precious win for the Yanks. Chapman seems to have regained his form after being briefly removed from the closer's role and has now pitched seven consecutive scoreless outings with a 12:2 K:BB during that span.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
2 months ago

Chapman gave up a hit and two walks while striking out four over 1.1 scoreless innings against the Rays on Wednesday en route to his 18th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty did allow a base-scoring hit in the eighth, but that run was charged to Dellin Betances. Chapman has seemingly reestablishing himself as the preferred closer for the Yankees with back-to-back successful save conversions. He has allowed just one earned run in his last eight appearances with a 12:3 K:BB over that span.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
3 months ago

Chapman struck out two in a perfect ninth inning against the Rangers on Saturday en route to his 17th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Joe Girardi had left the door open for Chapman to reclaim the closer role, and this would seem to confirm that the job is his once again. Chapman pitched his way out of the ninth in August, but he's been much better lately, allowing just one hit with a 6:0 K:BB in his last three innings. Dellin Betances, meanwhile, has been scored upon in four of his last seven appearances.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
3 months ago

Chapman could regain the closer's role this weekend, David Lennon of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was in line to be used as the closer Wednesday after Dellin Betances was used on back-to-back days, allowing three runs in 1.2 innings. However, Wednesday's game was postponed. Still, it sounds like the Yankees are close to going back to Chapman in the ninth inning. He has a 1.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and six strikeouts in 4.2 innings since being demoted to a setup role.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
3 months ago

Chapman will not serve as the Yankees' closer going forward, as manager Joe Girardi said he will use him "at any point," Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chapman has given up seven earned runs in his last 4.1 innings, and the Yankees want to take some of the pressure off in an effort to get him right. This is probably the best bullpen in baseball, so Girardi has some nice replacement options in the short term, but David Robertson and Dellin Betances should be considered the top two options for saves going forward. Chapman could certainly reclaim the ninth-inning role, but he will have to right the ship first.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
3 months ago

Chapman allowed two runs on two hits and a walk over an inning of work in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Chapman was shut down for a couple of days after feeling some hamstring tightness in his last time out, but he was available to go Friday and was deployed in a non-save situation. It marked the fourth consecutive appearance the hard-throwing left-hander allowed a run, and the third straight yielding multiple runs, as his ERA has ballooned up to 4.29. Though Chapman remains the closer, if the struggles continue manager Joe Girardi may eventually be forced to turn to either David Robertson or Dellin Betances in the ninth.

Aroldis Chapman
RP NYY
3 months ago

Chapman (hamstring) is available for Friday's game against the Red Sox, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chapman is back in full health and will resume his role as the Yankees' closer. Chapman was last used Tuesday against the Mets and earned a save, despite giving up two runs in just an inning of work.