Yankees Earn Walk-Off Win Over Reds On Misplayed Routine Pop-Up (Video)

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Just ask New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann. During Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, McCann stepped up to the plate against flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman. Left-handed hitters have just a .112 batting average against Chapman over the last four years. But thanks to a defensive miscue, McCann recorded a hit against...
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Unexpected contributors keep Reds rolling headed to All-Star break

CINCINNATI -- What Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman do from the pitcher's mound can be taken for granted sometimes. That's the standard they've set for themselves. Todd Frazier is turning into that kind of player at third base for the Reds. What they got from Kristopher Negron, who had played in just five major league games prior to getting his first start on Sunday against...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman vs. Mike Olt

Aroldis Chapman is not a popular figure among Cub fans at the moment. He buzzed Nate Schierholtz twice on Thursday, and nearly drove our hero to fisticuffs after staring down the Cubs dugout in the ninth. I’m pretty relieved that no punches were thrown, because the Reds strike me as the wrong team to mess with, to paraphrase Ryan Braun*. Chapman originally wanted to become a professional...
Via Obstructed View
15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Baker Was Way Too Excited About Getting Walked By Aroldis Chapman

Listen, I understand that Aroldis Chapman is a great closer so getting on base against him in the ninth inning of a tie game is a pretty big deal for your club but calm yo self, John Baker. It’s a walk for god’s sake, you didn’t rip a base hit off of him. If you’re going to celebrate a walk, choose one celebration…not every single one you know. .embed-container {position...
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
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15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Benches clear as tempers flare in Cubs-Reds game

Your browser does not support iframes.Tempers flared at Great American Ball Park on Thursday between the Cubs and Reds after Aroldis Chapman stirred the pot in the ninth inning.With Nate Schierholtz at the plate and the game tied at four, Chapman uncorked back-to-back 103-mph pitches high and tight, which whistled to the protective screen behind the dish.This sparked players from...
Via Bush League Chronicle
15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Baker shows up Aroldis Chapman with great celebration after walk (GIF)

If Aroldis Chapman vs. Nate Schierholtz was the prelude to the Reds-Cubs bench-clearing incident on Thursday, then John Baker’s walk celebration was certainly the star of the undercard. Baker worked a 2-out walk off Chapman in the top of the 9th inning and celebrated like he hit a walk-off home run. Baker did a big […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds, Cubs clear benches after Chapman fastballs over the head

Your browser does not support iframes. Benches cleared after Aroldis Chapman retired the side in the top of the 9th of Thursday’s Reds-Cubs game following some tension between the clubs. Chapman struck out Justin Ruggiano to start the inning. Then he sailed a 101-mph fastball over the head of Nate Schierholtz on the first pitch […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Benches Clear In Cubs-Reds Game After Aroldis Chapman Chin Music (Video)

Tempers flared in Cincinnati on Thursday afternoon after a little bit of triple-digit chin music in a game between the Reds and Chicago Cubs. Benches cleared in the ninth inning of a tie game between the National League Central rivals after Reds closer Aroldis Champan struck out Chicago’s Nate Schierholtz. That’s when things got testy — not because of the strikeout, but because...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Starts Bench Clearing Brawl In Cincy

Posted to Brant Brown's GloveMany traditionalists and players believe there is a proper way to play the game of baseball, and an improper way. Such an improper way would be an over the top gesture celebrating a strikeout. This is one thing Aroldis Chapman does. This also appears to be one thing Anthony Rizzo doesn’t like. It also didn’t help that Chapman nearly hit Nate Schierholtz...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Aroldis Chapman unavailable for save on Sunday

Jonathan Broxton picked up the save for the Cincinnati Reds last night as usual closer Aroldis Chapman was apparently unavailable because of a minor hamstring issue. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeted that manager Bryan Price held out the hard-throwing Cuban but hopes to have him available on Monday:Chapman wasn't available. Tweaked a hamstring. Price hopes to have...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamstring concerns sideline Chapman

CINCINNATI -- Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was not available for his normal role Sunday because of a tweaked hamstring, manager Bryan Price said after a 4-2 win against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers. Price is hopeful the injury is a temporary issue. Jonathan Broxton came on and recorded his sixth save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning to preserve the win for starter...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Frazier, Mesoraco, Chapman, Cueto named NL All-Stars

CINCINNATI -- Four Reds have been selected to the National League All-Star team, Major League Baseball announced Sunday night, including three first-time selections. Third baseman Todd Frazier, catcher Devin Mesoraco and pitchers Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman were all named to the squad. This is the third consecutive selection for Chapman but the first time for Frazier, Mesoraco...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds sign Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias

First off, I want to say I know I’m close to a week late reporting this news, but hey its summer time and you have to live “ya’ know?” The Cincinnati Reds signed Cuban right-handed pitcher Raisel Iglesias to a seven-year $27 million deal. Not bad for a person who has yet to pitch in a major league game. The Reds have had great success with Cuban pitchers as of late, points...
Via The Front Office News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman’s Cruel Experiment

Which pitcher in baseball has the best fastball? Aroldis Chapman. This isn’t one of those everyone’s-opinion-is-valid situations. The answer is Aroldis Chapman. While I’ll grant that the real, absolute answer is unknowable, based on the things we know, Chapman has the best heat, and that’s basically why he’s long been one of the best relievers. […]
Via Fangraphs
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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