Found June 21, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
INSIDE PITCHLeft-hander Aroldis Chapman is fine physically although Reds manager Dusty Baker mentioned earlier this week that Chapman had some lower back pain."I don't see it as an issue," pitching coach Bryan Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer before Wednesday's 8-1 loss to Cleveland. "He's gone in there and gotten treatment for his lower back, but he'd be like a dozen other guys who go in there and get treatment for something achy or stiff. I don't think he's ever been in a position where he's not able to pitch."Chapman has continued to throw mostly fastballs. According to, Chapman has thrown 88.3 percent fastballs -- the third highest percentage among relievers.Tuesday, when Chapman took the 3-2 loss and blew the save on a two-run walk-off home run by Asdrubal Cabrera, Chapman topped out at 97 mph and threw mostly at 95, 96."The pitches were not where I wanted and the speed wasn't there, but I felt good," Chapman said after Tuesday's game.Chapman was so successful early this season throwing nearly all fastballs that he might have come to rely on the pitch too much."I think a mix is good, but when he's on and throwing with velocity and command and guys aren't hitting it, you get a little reluctant to throw the slider," Price said. "The after-effects of that is that the less he throws it, the more foreign the pitch becomes to him. The velocity fluctuations, we're probably just going to have to live with."NOTES, QUOTES--2B Brandon Phillips lost his appeal on the ball he scored on in Monday's game. It was scored a double and an error on left fielder Johnny Damon. Phillips went through the appeal process, hoping it would be scored an inside-the-park home run.--RHP Bronson Arroyo went four innings and allowed five runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out two in the 8-1 loss to Cleveland. The outing equaled Arroyo's shorted of the year. All the damage came in the fourth, when Arroyo gave up a two-run home run to Johnny Damon and a three-run homer to Asdrubal Cabrera.--LHP Bill Bray (groin, back) threw a scoreless inning on his rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville. The Reds will assess whether to activate Bray when they return home Friday.--RHP Alfredo Simon allowed three runs (none earned) in 2 23 innings Wednesday. Simon gave up a three-run double to Lonnie Chisenhall after second base umpire Jim Wolf clearly blew a call.--CF Drew Stubbs (strained oblique) is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday. That's unlikely to happen. There's a chance he'll go out on a rehab assignment.BY THE NUMBERS: .122 -- Batting average of Willie Harris, the Reds' designated hitter Wednesday.QUOTE TO NOTE: "It was a grind front to back. ... It was hot there and (Justin) Masterson was pitching so well that we were back out in three minutes. They dominated us on both ends." -- RHP Bronson Arroyo on the Reds' 8-1 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.MEDICAL WATCH:--CF Drew Stubbs (strained left oblique) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 6.--LHP Bill Bray (strained left groin) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 19. He began a rehab assignment with Class AAA Louisville on April 29, but he moved back to extended spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., after one outing. He resumed throwing May 28, and he threw a bullpen session June 1. He is on a rehab assignment at Class A Dayton.--RHP Nick Masset (right shoulder inflammation) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, and he was transferred to the 60-day disabled list June 15. He threw on flat ground May 24, and he threw off a mound for the first time June 16. There is no timetable for his return.--RHP Ryan Madson (Tommy John surgery in April 2012) went on the 60-day disabled list April 4. He is out for the season.

Woman found tied up in Aroldis Chapman’s hotel room charged with lying to police

Let’s recap for those of you that are unaware of this bizarre story involving Reds pitch Aroldis Chapman. Back in a May, a woman was found tied up in Chapman’s hotel room during a Reds’ trip to Pittsburgh. Chapman’s room had been apparently been burglarized and the assailant tied the woman up when she refused to hand over various items that he demanded. A day later, the woman...

Video: Arroyo, Chapman singing 'Red Hooded Sweatshirt'

Your browser does not support iframes. Okay, so I know I may be a bit late to the party in posting this, but if you haven't seen it yet, you're welcome. Seen here are Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman (aka - The Cuban Missile) collaborating to create a hilarious musical piece entitled "Red Hooded Sweatshirt". The two took the time to shoot the footage...

Woman who said she was robbed in Aroldis Chapman’s hotel room charged with filing a false police report

If the story we shared with you last month about a woman getting robbed in the Pittsburgh hotel room of Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman seemed like a bizarre account with a number of holes in it, that’s because it was. Claudia Manrique, a 26-year-old, told police back in May that she was alone in Chapman’s hotel room while he was still at the ballpark. Manrique said she was attacked...

Another day, another one-run loss for the Reds

Chapman is now 0-3 with two blown saves in his previous seven outings Tuesday's edition of the Battle of Ohio at Progressive Field unfolded much differently than Monday's 19-run, 27-hit slugfest. Instead of offense, stingy pitching was on full display by the Redlegs and Indians. However, the end result on Tuesday was just the same for the Reds (38-29) as they fell...

Hitters are pulling a fast one on Reds' Chapman

Left-hander Aroldis Chapman has gone from unhittable to questionable. Chapman took the loss Tuesday, giving up a two-run walk-off home run to Asdrubal Cabrera in a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians. The Reds had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the 10th when Chris Heisey scored on a wild pitch. "The game goes from jubilation to a down in one swing," Reds manager...

Police: Woman lied about room theft

A Maryland woman has been charged with filing a false police report over a robbery report at the hotel room of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman. Twenty-six-year-old Claudia Manrique, of Silver Spring, Md., was charged Wednesday by Pittsburgh police with a single misdemeanor count. Investigators say Manrique claimed she was tied up in Chapman's hotel room by an unknown...

Cops: Woman lied about Reds reliever room robbery

A Maryland woman has been charged with filing a false police report over a robbery report at the hotel room of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman. Twenty-six-year-old Claudia Manrique, of Silver Spring, Md., was charged Wednesday by Pittsburgh police with a single misdemeanor count. Investigators say Manrique claimed she was tied up in Chapman's hotel room by an unknown...

Daily Brief: Phillips appealing for inside-the-park homer

Last Game The Reds lost a heartbreaker last night to the Cleveland Indians, 2-3. It was tied at 1 since the fourth inning but the Reds managed to squeak a run in in the top of the tenth, just under the tag and everything. But then, a story that’s becoming all too familiar: Aroldis Chapman blew the save. He gave up a walk-off 2-run home run to deliver the game into the Indians’...

Bronson Arroyo, Aroldis Chapman Team Up to 'Cover' Adam Sandler's 'Red Hooded Sweatshirt' (Video)

Many baseball fans know that Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo dabbles in music when he's away from the diamond. Who could forget the righty's cover CD "Covering the Bases" released back in 2005? However, baseball fans don't know much about Aroldis Chapman. All we really know about Chapman is that he's a big left-handed pitcher from Cuba who occassionally throws...

Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman cover Adam Sandler song (Video)

It’s good to be in first place. The Cincinnati Reds are sitting atop the NL Central and seem to be enjoying it, as pitchers Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman showed us when they recreated some old school Adam Sandler magic (before Adam Sandler sucked). Arroyo made decent work of “The Red Headed Sweatshirt Song“, but Chapman deserves an Oscar for his effort. Shamalama ding...

Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman sing ‘Reds Hooded Sweatshirt’ (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Cincinnati Reds teammates Bronson Arroyo and Aroldis Chapman recently stopped by MLB Fan Cave and recorded a video of the duo performing the tune “Reds Hooded Sweatshirt,” a Reds-centric take on Adam Sandler’s “Red-Hooded Sweatshirt,” an amusing little diddy of a song from a long-ago era when Sandler was, [...]

Indians 3, Reds 2(10)

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run homer with one out in the 10th inning off hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman to give the Cleveland Indians a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Cabrera drove a 3-1 pitch from Chapman (4-3) into the seats in right field. The second homer allowed this season by the left-hander scored Shin-Soo Choo, who had reached on a one-out single up the...

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: Yesterday's game by game rundown 6/19

Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians: So, aside from being a criminal mastermind and awesome singer, Aroldis Chapman is human. Chapman was tagged with his third blown save of the year in coughing up the lead by giving up two runs and the game in the bottom of the tenth. Shockingly Chapman gave up the game winning homer to Asdrubal Cabrera. There wasn’t a ton of offense other than...
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