AROLDIS CHAPMAN NEWS

Watch: Jordan Zimmermann takes line drive off shoulder

The biggest fear in baseball is to see a pitcher take a line drive off his face or head. The horrifying images of Aroldis Chapman, Brandon McCarthy, and recently Dan Jennings are embedded in anyone who loves the game minds. Fans across Major League Baseball hold their breath collectively after every pitch in fear of seeing their favorite or team’s ace taking a shot. That fear nearly...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Cincinnati Reds

The NL Central was supposed to be a three-team race between the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds this year. St. Louis and Pittsburgh fulfilled their expectations, but Cincinnati fell off in a major way. Coming into the season, the Reds were viewed by some as a better club than the Pirates. The team showed what it was capable of at its best, going 18-10 in June and getting as close...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Cincinnati Reds

The NL Central was supposed to be a three-team race between the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds this year. St. Louis and Pittsburgh fulfilled their expectations, but Cincinnati fell off in a major way. Coming into the season, the Reds were viewed by some as a better club than the Pirates. The team showed what it was capable of at its best, going 18-10 in June and getting as close...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting right handed relievers Ben Klimesh and Kyle McMyne

The 2014 Cincinnati Reds bullpen has been through its fair share of struggles. Outside of Aroldis Chapman and Jumbo Diaz, no one currently in the bullpen has an ERA under 3.50. Only Sam LeCure finds himself under the 4.00 mark from the rest of the guys in the bullpen. A former strength of the team has been a source of issues in 2014 and moving forward it would seem that there are...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Reds 2, Mets 1

  The Reds squeaked out a win against the Mets today in Cincinnati.  Reds starter Johnny Cueto racked up his 17th win of the season (17-8, 2.23) tossing seven innings and giving up only one run while striking out eight.  Dillion Gee was on the losing side, throwing seven strong innings but giving up two solo homeruns.   The Mets almost were able to stage a miraculous comeback...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chapman poised to set record for fastball velocity

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman's fastball has established its presence with authority since he broke into the Majors in 2010. But he's got a chance to do something that neither he, nor anyone else, has done before -- have a fastball average 100 mph for an entire season. According to Fangraphs.com, Chapman's fastball has averaged 100.3 mph in 2014. Since the PitchF/x tracking...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
22 days 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
26 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
August 19, 2014  |  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
August 19, 2014  |  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
August 18, 2014  |  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
August 07, 2014  |  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

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

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
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