Chapman allowed a walk and struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn the win Sunday over Tampa Bay. Baserunners came at a premium in Game 162, with the Yankees' pitching staff allowing his five hits and four walks in the contest. Chapman was able to keep the Rays off the board in the ninth inning, setting up a walkoff single by Aaron Judge to secure the Yankees' spot in Tuesday's AL Wild Card Game versus Boston. Chapman ends the regular season having allowed six runs in his last 26.2 innings since the All-Star break. He has a 3.36 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 97:38 K:BB across 56.1 innings overall while serving as the Yankees' closer.
Chapman secured the save Sunday against Boston after tossing a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one walk and one strikeout. Chapman has nailed down each of his last 14 save chances and while he's not been as unhittable as he's been in the past, it's worth noting that he's been dominant when it comes to closing games out. He owns a 2.38 ERA through 12 appearances this month (11.1 innings) and has not given up a run in seven of his last eight trips to the mound.
Chapman gave up a solo home run to Bobby Dalbec in the ninth inning but hung on to secure the save in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Red Sox. After retiring leadoff hitter Kyle Schwarber on a soft groundout to start the inning, Chapman gave up the homer to Dalbec and then plunked Kevin Plawecki. But he settled down after that, striking out Jose Iglesias and getting Enrique Hernandez to ground out for his 29th save of the season. The Dalbec homer ended Chapman's string of six straight scoreless outings, but the veteran closer still sports a solid 2.61 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 10.1 September innings.
Chapman struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning and earned a save over the Rangers on Monday. Chapman had no issue finishing off the 4-3 win but the Rangers still made him throw 19 pitches. Dating back to July 20, the hard-throwing southpaw has converted 12 straight save chances, making him 28-for-32 on the year. Chapman has allowed two runs in nine appearances this month and lowered his season ERA to 3.51.
Chapman pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn a save in the win over the Orioles on Wednesday. The left-hander made easy work of the Orioles, retiring them in order on only eight pitches. The save was his 27th of the season and he has now converted 11 consecutive save opportunities dating back to July 20. Over that span, he has posted a 2.41 ERA while striking out 33 batters in 18.2 innings.