Chapman gave up an unearned run on one hit and struck out one to record his 22nd save of the season in Monday's 10-8 win over the Blue Jays. The lefty closer now has a dazzling 1.20 ERA on the year, in large part because his defense keeps letting him down -- Chapman's been scored upon three times in his last 11 appearances, but he hasn't actually been charged with an earned run since May 9. His 42:9 K:BB through 30 innings also suggests that ERA is a fair reflection of his overall performance.
Chapman picked up the save after allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning Friday night against Houston. Chapman entered Friday's contest with a three-run lead, though the Astros put up a fight before falling 4-1. The leadoff batter walked to begin the frame, and the tying run stepped to the plate with two outs, but Chapman managed to fan the final hitter to secure the victory. The 31-year-old southpaw continues to rack up the saves, as he now sits with 21 on the season after converting nine of his last 10 opportunities.
Chapman recorded the final out without allowing a baserunner in Thursday's contest the Astros to earn his 20th save of the season. Chapman was called upon in the final frame to uphold a four-run lead with runners on first and third. He retired Josh Reddick on a seven-pitch at-bat to successfully shut the door. He's now 20-for-22 in converting save chances this season, also providing a strong 1.29 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with 39 strikeouts across 28 innings.
Chapman struck out the side in order during the ninth inning to record his 19th save in a 6-3 victory against the Rays on Tuesday. This was a great way to respond after Chapman blew his last save opportunity June 9. Chapman actually hasn't been racking up too many strikeouts lately, but with three Tuesday, he has 39 punchouts in 27.2 frames this season. He is 1-1 with 19 saves in 21 chances.
Chapman (1-1) gave up one run (no earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out one through one inning, but he ended up taking the win over the Indians on Sunday. Chapman entered the game with a one-run lead and put a runner in scoring position after committing a throwing error on a pickoff attempt. That run came around to score to give the left-hander his second blown save. The Yankees came through with the go-ahead in the 10th inning, though, to give Chapman his first win of the season. This outing looks more like the exception than the rule for Chapman; he hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 12 outings. He boasts a 1.40 ERA with 18 saves through 27 appearances.