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Aroldis Chapman | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth in a 1-0 game to pick up his 33rd save Thursday against the Cardinals.
Chapman was pitching for the third straight day, so he'll probably get Friday off. That could create a save chance for Sam LeCure. Sep 11 - 3:14 PM

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Aroldis Chapman tallied his 32nd save of the season in Wednesday's 4-2 defeat of the Cardinals.

Chapman got Mark Ellis on a grounder right back to the mound and then struck out Peter Bourjos and Tommy Pham in impressive fashion, at one point hitting 103 mph on the broadcast gun. Chapman has a 2.30 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and 92/21 K/BB ratio in 47 innings this season.
Sep 10 - 10:12 PM

Aroldis Chapman was asked to get the final out in Tuesday's win, striking out Mark Ellis to earn the save against the Cardinals.

The Reds had a commanding five-run lead at the start of the inning, but one run and a few baserunners later Reds manager Bryan Price was forced to use his closer in a four-run game. And Ellis gave Chapman a workout, seeing 11 pitches before striking out. Still, it was an easy save for Chapman, who has 31 saves and a 2.35 ERA through 46 innings this season.
Sep 9 - 10:56 PM

Aroldis Chapman allowed the tying run to reach base, but escaped the ninth inning unharmed as he picked up his 28th save in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

Chapman allowed a lead-off single to Arismendy Alcantara, then struck out the next two batters before walking Chris Coghlan to put the tying run on base. The lefty was able to get Javier Baez to fly out to deep center field to end the contest. Chapman is now 28-for-30 in save chances with a 2.49 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and an 85/19 K/BB ratio.
Aug 27 - 10:36 PM

Aroldis Chapman picked up his 27th save of the season in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Braves.

Chapman struck out all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning to protect Cincy's one-run lead. He's seemingly got his juice back after making it through a left shoulder scare earlier this month.
Aug 24 - 12:03 AM

Aroldis Chapman fired two scoreless innings and struck out four on Friday.

The game lasted twelve innings, which allowed Chapman a chance to work for multiple innings. One inning, two innings, it doesn't really matter for the Cuban flamethrower. He allowed one hit, but didn't walk a batter. The four punch-outs give him an even 80 for the year in just over 39 innings pitched. Chapman's ERA (2.61) is his highest since 2011, but he's also allowing the lowest BAA of his career (.133).
Aug 23 - 12:51 AM

Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) expects to be available out of the Reds' bullpen on Wednesday.

Chapman walked all four batters he faced on Sunday and has been sidelined in the days since because of an achy shoulder. But the hard-throwing left-hander threw a side session on Wednesday afternoon and reported no issues. The struggling Cincinnati bullpen needs its best weapon on Wednesday night in St. Louis.
Aug 20 - 5:54 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said after Monday's game that Aroldis Chapman was unavailable Monday due to an achy shoulder.

Chapman threw 28 pitches and walked all four batters he faced on Sunday, so it's not surprising Price wanted to stay away from him. Word of an "achy" shoulder is a bit concerning, but Price believes it's a day-to-day situation and hasn't ruled him out for Tuesday. "He’s just a little achy and it just doesn’t make sense at all for us to keep running him out there," said Price. "He was a little achy [Sunday]. I didn’t want to say anything but he was. By the time we knew there might be an issue, the damage was done yesterday."
Aug 19 - 10:20 AM

Aroldis Chapman walked each of the four batters he faced in the ninth inning, which eventually allowed the Rockies to walk off winners in the first game of Sunday's double-header.

Chapman threw 28 pitches, but only 12 were strikes. The Reds' trainer came out to check on Chapman during the ordeal, but the lefty appeared to be okay. It's certainly uncharacteristic of Chapman to be that spotty with his command. Following the outing, Chapman has a 2.82 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and a 74/18 K/BB ratio with 26 saves in 28 chances.
Aug 17 - 8:38 PM

Aroldis Chapman picked up his 26th save with a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Rockies, but his record streak of 49 straight relief appearances with a strikeout came to an end.

Michael McKenry ruined things, lining into a game-ending double play before Chapman could get his strikeout. It's the first time since last Aug. 19 that Chapman has gone an appearance without a strikeout. He currently has 74 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings this year.
Aug 16 - 12:25 AM

Aroldis Chapman struck out one in a scoreless ninth, picking up his 25th save of the season.

Chapman did allow a ninth inning single, but other than that he did what he usually does. He now has 69 strikeouts in just over 35 innings pitched. Chapman has a 2.04 ERA and is 25-for-27 in save opportunities.
Aug 1 - 11:04 PM

Aroldis Chapman worked around a ninth-inning walk to grab his 24th save of the season in Thursday's win against the Marlins.

Chapman walked Casey McGehee to begin the bottom of the ninth, but instantly erased his mistake with a ground ball double play. He fanned Marcell Ozuna to end the ballgame, extending his major league record for consecutive appearances with a strikeout to 46. Chapman is 24-for-26 in save opportunities with a 2.10 ERA and a 68/12 K/BB ratio.
Jul 31 - 10:01 PM

Aroldis Chapman slammed the door on the D'Backs in a 1-2-3 ninth inning on Tuesday, preserving a win for starter Mike Leake.

For the 33rd consecutive time this season, and 45th consecutive time since August 21 last season, Chapman recorded at least one strikeout -- a major league record. The fireballing lefty is now 23-for-25 in save chances with a 2.16 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and 67/11 K/BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings.
Jul 29 - 9:47 PM

Aroldis Chapman earned a four-out save Saturday in the Reds' defeat of the Nationals.

Chapman showed no ill effects of the hamstring injury that has bothered him for much of July, retiring four of the five batters he faced with impressive velocity readings. The left-hander hit 102 mph at one point. Chapman has 22 saves, a 2.30 ERA, and a 0.83 WHIP.
Jul 26 - 6:45 PM

Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) took the loss Sunday afternoon against the Yankees.

It's hard to put all of the blame on the flame-throwing left-hander given that the Yankees' winning run scored on a pop-up behind first base that should have been caught. Chapman tweaked his left hamstring in Tuesday's All-Star Game, but he should be fine and his job is safe.
Jul 21 - 3:33 AM

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