Reds closer Aroldis Chapman secured his 33rd save in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Pirates, striking out two and not allowing a hit in 1 1/3 innings. Chapman is putting the finishing touches on another season of dominating opposing hitters in the late innings, raising his strikeout rate to an eye-popping 42 percent after recording another two whiffs on Saturday. He has also turned in scoreless efforts in 10 out of his last 11 appearances. The 27-year-old has also now lowered his ERA for three successive seasons, with his current 1.66 mark representing his lowest total since the 1.51 figure he'd posted in 2012.
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman stole a win Tuesday against San Francisco after blowing his third save of the season. He finished with two runs (one earned) allowed on three hits and a walk in 1 2/3 innings. Chapman's six consecutive save streak is snapped and his record is now up to 4-4. Chapman has still been brilliant all year, as he boasts a 1.80 ERA. After two strikeouts and a walk Tuesday night, his K:BB sits at 107:30.
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman had to dance out of danger to record his 27th save of the year on Wednesday against the Cubs. Chapman entered the ninth inning with the Reds up by three, and he allowed two of the first three batters to reach safely, bringing the tying run to the plate. But he enduced a fielder's choice groundout and got Dexter Fowler swinging to close out the game and protect the 7-4 win.
Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman earned his 26th save of the season during Monday's 13-6 win over the Cubs. Chapman allowed a solo home run over 1 2/3 innings to pick up the save. His ERA is now 1.82.
There was a shortage of quality pitching in a shootout Saturday in Milwaukee. But Reds closer Aroldis Chapman gave more than a quality performance. He was lights-out. Chapman's fastball was clocked as high as 102 mph in a dominant ninth inning that resulted in his 25th save. He fanned Elian Herrera and Jean Segura to end it. The fine effort came at a good time for Chapman, who had been struggling a bit. He had given up nine hits and five walks over his previous eight innings.