Chapman picked up the save against the Orioles on Wednesday, working around a walk to post a scoreless ninth inning and preserve the Yankees' 7-5 victory. He struck out one. It was the 13th save of the season for the dominant lefty, who has been locked in lately. Chapman hasn't given up an earned run since May 9, lowering his ERA to 1.83 and his WHIP to 0.92 to go along with 31 strikeouts over 19.2 innings. He has very much retained his customary status as one of the most reliable closers in baseball to start 2019.
Chapman allowed one walk while striking out three through a scoreless inning to record his 12th save in a 10-7 win over the Orioles on Monday. Chapman entered the ninth inning with a three-run lead and generated five swinging strikes as he nailed down his 12th save of the season. Over the last month, he has 10 saves and a 1.54 ERA with a 22:3 K:BB.
Chapman retired all three batters he faced in a 2-1 loss to the Rays on Saturday. Entering the ninth inning in a tie game, Chapman kept the score tied by inducing a groundout and striking out two. In his last 10 appearances dating back to April 24, the left-hander is 8-for-8 in save opportunities and has allowed just one run in 8.2 innings with a 15:2 K:BB.
Chapman recorded two saves in Wednesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, allowing one hit while striking out four over two scoreless innings. Chapman had little trouble preserving the Yankees' leads. He's shown no signs of slowing down despite early concerns about his velocity, as he's recorded at least one strikeout in each of his 18 appearances this season. Chapman's paired 25 strikeouts across 16.2 innings with a strong 2.16 ERA and 0.96 WHIP to remain one of the more reliable closers to begin the campaign.
Chapman allowed a hit and struck out two to pick up the save Friday against the Rays. Chapman retired the first two batters without much trouble, and even though he allowed the tying run to reach first base on a single, he managed to fan the final batter to ensure victory. The left-hander has converted five straight save opportunities and owns a 2.45 ERA with 21 punchouts in 2019.