AROLDIS CHAPMAN NEWS

Aroldis Chapman On Pace To Set Velocity Record For His Fastball

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is on the verge of doing something no other pitcher has been able to do in the history of baseball.
Via Gamedayr
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Aroldis Chapman and Javier Baez

Prospects are babies. They’re eagerly anticipated, they’re evaluated by their ceilings, their arrivals are memorable and frequently painful, and these days they’re traded for goods less than ever. They continue to be interesting for a handful of months, but then they start to develop into more fully-formed people, and the magic of limitless possibility disintegrates. […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman returns from “achy” shoulder

Aroldis Chapman gave the Reds a big scare when he walked all four batters he faced Sunday and then was unavailable for several days with an “achy” left shoulder, but the flame-throwing closer was back in action Thursday night. Chapman threw a scoreless eighth inning in a blowout loss to the Braves, striking out two of the three batters he faced.
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Aroldis Chapman unavailable with 'achy' shoulder

The Cincinnati Reds dropped to three games below .500 at 61-64 following a 6-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. Logan Ondrusek allowed a run on three hits without recording an out in the 10th inning to take the loss. The Reds were without closer Aroldis Chapman due to aching shoulder after throwing 28 pitches on Sunday. #453758926 / gettyimages.comAccording to Mark Sheldon...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Achy shoulder for Chapman

Aroldis Chapman was not available on Monday night — a game the Reds lost by a 6-5 score in 10 innings to the Cardinals. Chapman faced four batters and walked all of them before the Reds dropped a 10-9 heartbreaker to the Rockies in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader. He threw 28 pitches. “He’s just a little achy and it just doesn’t make sense at all for us to keep running...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ugliest Game of the Year for the Reds

#453764208 / gettyimages.com Michael Johnson The Cincinnati Reds were up 9-5 going into the bottom of the ninth in game one of their doubleheader today in Colorado against the lowly Rockies when disaster struck. Closer Aroldis Chapman started the inning off by walking the bases loaded. He then compounded the agony by walking in the next batter and also walking in a run making the...
Via TopSportsReport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Closer Report: Reds Aroldis Chapman, O’s Zach Britton, Rays Jake McGee

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the...
Via FF Locker Room
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Phillips, Manny Parra

Aroldis Chapman of the Reds showed hamstring discomfort after throwing a 102 MPH fastball to Marcell Ozuna. He grabbed his right leg, but he continued and shut down the Marlins to earn the save, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com.#452906282 / gettyimages.com"I felt a little pain or something," Chapman said via translator Tomas Vera. "It was actually something where...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Other Thing about Aroldis Chapman

I understand the lot of you are preoccupied with thinking about the imminent trade deadline. I understand some might think I write about Aroldis Chapman too much. But Chapman is maybe the funnest pitcher in baseball, so I wanted to take a moment to share a fun fact that has to do with what people […]
Via Fangraphs
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Leake goes about business, shuts down Arizona

CINCINNATI -- The milestone number for Mike Leake was 50. For Aroldis Chapman it was 100. They certainly weren't the biggest numbers of the night for the Reds, but for a team that's been hard-pressed for anything positive recently they were welcomed. Leake earned his 50th career win while Chapman recorded his 100th career save as the Reds won for just the second time in their...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds' Pena amazed by Chapman's history making ability

CINCINNATI -- When the bullpen gate swings open and Aroldis Chapman begins his trot toward the pitching mound, Great American Ball Park becomes a one-man stage and the spotlight shines directly on Chapman. The rest of the players stand in the shadows, bit players in The Aroldis Chapman Show. And the show Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks could have been entitled, '...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chapman turns up the heat against D-backs

Aroldis Chapman threatened his own record for fastest Major League pitch ever recorded -- 105.1 mph against the Padres on Sept. 24, 2010 -- in Monday night's 2-1, 15-inning loss to the D-backs at Great American Ball Park. The flame-throwing closer came on to pitch the ninth inning with the game tied at 1 and went through the heart of Arizona's lineup, striking out the side...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aroldis Chapman hits 104 on radar gun

Your browser does not support iframes. Aroldis Chapman still throws very, very hard. The Cincinnati Reds reliever has struck out 66 batters in just 32 1/3 innings of work this season. When you see the 104-mph fastball he threw against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night, you’ll understand why. That’s right, Chapman hit 104. The […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman’s Taking a Break From his Changeup

The most unfair thing to imagine in baseball is Aroldis Chapman learning a knuckleball. The next-most unfair thing to imagine in baseball is Aroldis Chapman learning a changeup. This year Aroldis Chapman got around to learning a changeup, and things got weird. When we last checked in on June 19, batters had attempted 14 swings […]
Via Fangraphs
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds interested in acquiring Marlon Byrd

The Cincinnati Reds have been dealing with major injury issues this season, and they are trying to figure out a way to stay in playoff contention down the stretch this season. According to a report from Jim Salisbury, the Reds are interested in acquiring veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies. Byrd has a four team no-trade clause, but the Reds are not one...
Via Sports-Glory
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

All Star break over, now back to baseball

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   The dust has settled on the All-Star festivities. We have had the Home Run Derby, the actual All-Star game, all the tributes, and players were able to catch a breather during the long season. In reality, it is probably better to not make the All-Star team because you get almost a week off. When you have...
Via Hot Stove MLB
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gutsy Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman won’t rest

Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman will be ready to compete when the second half commences on Friday. The 26-year-old Chapman (0-2, 2.12 ERA) reaggravated his left hamstring while covering first base in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Considering what the courageous Cuban has already overcome this season, Chapman’s readiness to play isn’t surprising. Chapman suffered a skull...
Via Sports by Colin
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Aroldis Chapman "fine" after limping off in All-Star Game

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman limped off the field at the conclusion of his inning in Tuesday night's All-Star game. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Seattle's Kyle Seager ground one to first baseman Freddie Freeman of Atlanta. Chapman covered first, and just before he hit the bag, he pulled up limping. However, Chapman he says he is fine and will be...
Via MLB Injury News
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chapman comes up gimpy as NL loses to AL 5-3

The American League beat the National League 5-3 Tuesday night at Target Field in Minneapolis in the 85th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, but the Reds are going to be more concerned with the health of closer Aroldis Chapman. Chapman entered the game with one out in the eighth inning and retired Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes and Seattle's Kyle Seager on groundouts. Chapman...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Must-Note items from last night’s Reds game

Last night, the Reds pulled off another improbably win to move to 1.5 games out of first place in the NL Central. The Reds won an ugly game 6-5, which featured a big blown lead by the Pirates. We’re a fan of all-world talent here, and the following two videos are exhibits of such. Billy Hamilton was in the matrix. Look at this little jumping bean refuse to be denied his arbitrary...
Via Diamond Hoggers
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman sets MLB record with strikeout in 40th straight relief appearance

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning last night against the Pirates to finish off his 20th save of the season. And he made some history in the process. Chapman now holds the MLB record with at least one strikeout in 40 consecutive relief appearances. The streak dates back to last season. The previous record was held by Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter, who...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Aroldis Chapman sets all-time record en route to nailing down save

Your browser does not support iframes.Aroldis Chapman made history Friday night when he entered the game and promptly notched a strikeout in his 40th consecutive appearance.This broke an all-time record previously held by Bruce Sutter among MLB relievers.Chapman also had a streak of 34 straight appearances with a strikeout from 2011-12. That streak in itself is good enough for fourth...
Via Redlegs Review
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Cubs catcher hilariously celebrates drawing walk versus Aroldis Chapman

Your browser does not support iframes.It's no easy task to reach base against the likes of Aroldis Chapman. After all, the Reds closer is arguably the hardest-throwing pitcher in baseball.This probably explains why Cubs catcher John Baker was so psyched about drawing a walk against the Cuban southpaw on Thursday. Watch as Baker gives a fist pump and then a point to the sky immediately...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Benches clear after Aroldis Chapman almost beheads Nate Schierholtz not once, but twice

Aroldis Chapman almost beheading Nate Schierholtz is scary. And the Cubs have every right to be a bit loud. But the announcer telling Chapman that he can't respond to said yelling? Shut up. [LBS]Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs C John Baker Mocks Aroldis Chapman GIF

Posted to Brant Brown's GloveMany things led up to the bench clearing “brawl” between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds on Thursday afternoon, but one thing that snuck under the rug was the hilarity that was John Baker’s BB celebration. Baker decided to celebrate his walk as emphatically as Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman celebrates getting a big out, or a small out, or...
Via Sports Mockery
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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