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Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Clubs solo shot
Chapman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Twins.
Chapman began the Blue Jays' comeback push with his fifth-inning blast. While he ended July hot, the third baseman had gone 0-for-11 to begin August before snapping the skid Friday. He's up to 21 homers, 58 RBI, 57 runs scored, a stolen base, 18 doubles and a .241/.320/.473 slash line through 100 games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Power surge continues
Chapman went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Tigers.
The third baseman gave the Blue Jays an early lead by taking Bryan Garcia deep in the second inning, but the offense quickly ran out of steam. Chapman's gone yard three times in the last two days to extend his hitting streak to eight games, but he's been locked in for longer than that at the plate -- over his last 18 contests, he's slashing a sizzling .385/.467/.815 with eight homers and 18 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Homers twice in win
Chapman went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI and a walk in Thursday's 5-3 win against the Tigers.
Chapman gave Toronto its first lead with a two-run shot to left field in the fourth inning, and he tacked on a solo shot in the sixth. The third baseman extended his hitting streak to seven games with the pair of long balls, and he's hitting a robust .520 (13-for-25) with three homers, nine RBI and nine runs over that stretch. Chapman is still batting just .245 on the season, but he's posted a .320 mark through 22 games in July.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Scores twice in win
Chapman went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-4 victory over the Red Sox.
Chapman scored on a Raimel Tapia triple in the first inning, then again on a Danny Jansen groundout in the fifth. He also picked up two hits in the game, his fourth multi-hit performance in his last six games. Chapman has gone 11-for-24 during that stretch, raising his batting average from .226 to .237. The third baseman is batting .288 in July after batting .223 from April through June.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Drives in four in rout
Chapman went 3-for-6 with a two-run home run, two additional runs and four total RBI in Friday's 28-5 win over the Red Sox.
The four RBI and three runs established new season-high marks for Chapman, whose achievements might have drawn more attention had the rest of the Toronto lineup not gone off as well. Toronto scored 25 of its franchise-record 28 runs in the first five innings alone, with the Nos. 6 through 9 hitters -- Lourdes Gurriel, Chapman, Santiago Espinal and Danny Jansen -- crossing home 14 times on the night.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Clubs 15th homer
Chapman went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's 8-1 win over the Royals.
The third baseman took Carlos Hernandez deep in the fifth inning to blow open what had been a 4-1 game. Chapman has gone yard in back-to-back games and four of his last nine, giving him 15 homers on the season. He's batting .333 (11-for-33) over that nine-game stretch in what could be a sign of things to come -- his .257 xBA and .515 xSLG are well above his actual .226 and .428 marks.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Belts 14th homer
Chapman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Royals.
He supplied Toronto's only offense on the night by taking Angel Zerpa deep in the fifth inning. Chapman has gone yard three times in the last eight games, giving him 14 homers on the year, but his .218/.295/.413 slash line through 84 contests continues to limit his fantasy utility.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Not starting Sunday
Chapman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.
Chapman will sit Sunday after posting a .597 OPS and 27.8 percent strikeout rate in his past nine games. Santiago Espinal will shift to the hot corner while Cavan Biggio starts at second base.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Two hits including homer
Chapman went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's victory over the Athletics.
Chapman walked in the fifth inning before he later took James Kaprielian deep for a solo shot in the seventh frame. He also added a single in his final at-bat in the ninth. The homer was his 13th of the season and he has now gone deep in back-to-back games. Chapman came into Tuesday's contest in the midst of an 0-for-16 stretch from the plate, but he went 5-for-7 with two homers and three RBI in the final two games of the series to snap out of the cold spell.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Hammers homer Tuesday
Chapman went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Athletics.
Chapman tied the game at 2-2 with his second-inning blast. The third baseman was ice cold to begin July, with his long ball snapping an 0-for-16 skid. He's now batting .220/.293/.407 with 12 homers, 39 RBI, 41 runs scored and 14 doubles through 300 plate appearances in his first year with the Blue Jays.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Sits Friday afternoon
Chapman is out of the lineup for Friday's game against Tampa Bay.
An 0-for-3 showing in Thursday's series opener has Chapman hitting .231 with a pair of home runs and eight RBI in his last 10 games. Santiago Espinal starts at third base while Cavan Biggio plays second.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Solo homer in loss
Chapman went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo homer and two total runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.
Chapman launched a solo shot in the fifth inning to put the Jays on the board and later came around to score on a Lourdes Gurriel single in the ninth. The third baseman now has at least one hit in each of his last three games, raising his batting average to .224. His home run Saturday was his 10th of the season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Returns to lineup
Chapman (wrist) is starting Friday's game against the Yankees.
Chapman was held out of Thursday's lineup due to a wrist injury and underwent an MRI that revealed some inflammation. However, he'll be able to play through the issue, starting at the hot corner and batting sixth Friday.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Wrist flares up again
Chapman is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Orioles due to recurring right wrist soreness, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
The wrist issue kept him out for three straight games before he returned to the lineup Tuesday and slugged home runs in consecutive starts. At this stage, manager Charlie Montoyo said the Blue Jays aren't sure on the extent of Chapman's setback, so he should be viewed as day-to-day heading into the team's weekend series with the Yankees. Santiago Espinal will replace Chapman at third base in Thursday's series finale with Baltimore.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Belts eighth homer
Chapman went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Orioles.
Making his return from a three-game absence due to a sore wrist, Chapman appeared to be fully healthy when he deposited a Jordan Lyles slider into the left-field seats in the fourth inning for his eighth homer of the year. The third baseman has had an unproductive start to his Blue Jays tenure, but advanced metrics -- including a 92nd percentile AEV and 93rd percentile hard hit rate -- suggest he has been mostly unlucky, while his .324/.410/.559 slash line through nine games in June is a strong sign that luck is beginning to turn.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Homers in consecutive games
Chapman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesdays' 7-6 extra-inning win over the Orioles.
Chapman went deep in the third inning off Orioles starter Bruce Zimmermann. This was Chapman's second homer in as many games since he missed three contests due to wrist soreness. He's gone 12-for-38 (.316) in 10 games in June, lifting his season numbers up to a .223 batting average, .708 OPS, nine homers, 27 RBI, 30 runs scored and nine doubles through 58 games. His OPS hadn't been over .700 since May 4.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Hitting seventh in return Tuesday
Chapman (wrist) is starting at third base and hitting seventh Tuesday against the Orioles.
He missed a few games with a sore wrist but is back as expected Tuesday. Chapman is hitting .271/.370/.371 with one home run, four doubles and 17 strikeouts over his last 20 games.... See More ... See Less
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