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MLB Injury News:
The Cincinnati Reds are concerned about closer Aroldis
Chapman’s recent erratic control and loss of velocity, though they are saying
the troublesome symptoms are due to fatigue and not injury, according to MarkSheldon
"Yeah, because his
velocity was down," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He didn't have
any pain. He might be a little tired. We might have to rest him for a while
here. He was analyzed by a doctor. The doctor said his shoulder is fatigued. We've
got to take care of him."
Sheldon notes that during last night’s contest against the
Pittsburgh Pirates, Chapman’s velocity was down in the 97 mph range and even dropped
to 93-94. While this is still considered
extremely hard, the Cuban native has become known for his ability to reach
While Chapman did surrender three walks in his 2/3 of an
inning against the Pirates, he was able to escape without allowing a run. This was not the case in the 24-year-old’s
prior appearance against the Houston Astros, during which he allowed three runs
on four hits in one inning of work.
Even following his pair of rough outings, Chapman has still
posted ridiculous numbers this season.
His ERA has now risen
good for second-best in the National League among relievers. He also ranks second in WHIP (0.80) and leads
the league in strikeouts with 119, giving him 15.8 SO/9 against only 2.7 BB/9.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Reds won the series opener against the Pirates last night, 3-4, in 14 innings. This was a more exciting one to watch, with the team tying it up in the seventh, but it was also frustrating that they couldn’t get one more guy across the plate until the 14th.
The Reds’ inability to string together hits for runs is annoying, but it’s been a problem that’s haunted...
Aroldis Chapman is referred to as the Cuban Missile, because Chapman is from Cuba, and we used to associate Cuba with missiles, and missiles are fast, and Chapman throws really fast, and we are horrible. It would at least make a little more sense if we just referred to Chapman’s fastballs as Cuban missiles, but even there, fastballs don’t travel nearly as fast as missiles do...
The Reds completed the sweep of the Pirates last night by a score of 1-2. Homer Bailey put in a very nice start for his 11th win, which is a career-high number of wins for him. J.J. Hoover pitched in the ninth inning for the first save of his career. The 2 RBI belong to…Wilson Valdez? And Scott Rolen?
Lots of unusual things happening tonight.
Today the Reds...
CINCINNATI It hasnt come to the point where Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan considers changing his first name to Rodney, but its close.When it comes to respect outside of Cincinnati, Hanigan makes Rodney Dangerfield seem like The Man of the Year.Not long ago, a sports network polled fans with the question: What catcher can a contending team least afford to lose? There were...
After averaging a measly 94.4 mph on 23 pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, dominant Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will be shelved for roughly a week to combat shoulder fatigue. The 6-foot-4, 200 pound Chapman (5-5, 1.60 ERA), … Continue reading →
No, that wasn't a pack of wild dogs you heard during Monday's Cincinnati Reds game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.It was a group of fans near the outfield that decided to start howling as the game went into extra innings.The howling became so loud that you could hear during the broadcast and might have been unbearable if you were watching the game on television: Your browser...
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was angered by an alleged racial remark from an unnamed opponent during Monday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Phillips didn’t clarify who made the alleged comment or reveal the contents during the eight inning of the 14-inning game in Cincinnati. After the game, Phillips tweeted, “#RealTalk ... Not really surprised...
It was a good old-fashioned pitcher’s duel in Cincinnati on Wednesday night as Homer Bailey (11-9) put together one of his better Great American Ballpark performances and put away Pittsburgh, 2-1. The win inches the Reds closer to October as their magic number continues to shrink. It now stands at just eight after St. Louis fell to San Diego, 3-2. For more details on the...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ryan Ludwick's simple grounder ended the Reds' longest game of the season. No such reprieve for the Pittsburgh Pirates, whose misery goes on.
Ludwick drove in the winning run with a two-out infield single in the 14th inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a marathon 4-3 victory Monday night that handed the fading Pirates their fourth straight loss.
“I stunk,” [Ludwick] said. “I stunk the entire game. I felt like I had a thousand chances to win the game. I finally did it on 1,001st. Every time I got up, there were runners in scoring position and less than two outs. I stunk. I’m glad I got the job done in the 14th.”That was a very, very long game.
In a game that took 5 hours and 22 minutes to play, the Cincinnati Reds...
This came to my attention this morning after reading a piece on Getting Blanked by Dustin Parkes, where he noted that Brandon Phillips of the Reds accused a mystery Pirate of racism during Monday's game between the two teams. After the game, Phillips tweeted this out:
#RealTalk... Not really surprised by what I heard come outta another player's mouth tonite but...
The Pirates open a three-game series in Cincinnati on Monday night. Right-hander Wandy Rodriguez gets the start for the Bucs. The Reds will toss righty Mat Latos.
One of baseball's traditional home openers will have an innovative twist next season.
The Cincinnati Reds will host the Los Angeles Angels on April 1, becoming the first teams to start their seasons with an interleague matchup. The Reds, the first professional team, celebrate opening day with a parade and have opened all but four seasons at home.
Major League Baseball announced...
Looky looky another loss. Clint Hurdle still in the driver’s seat though. That really inspires confidence. I wonder if Neal Huntington will ever comment about the absurd lineups, and awful losing streak? Anything would be better than his awful cliches, and fruitless interviews to date. Throw us a bone Neal. Please…… The Pirates look to [...]