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Arolids Chapman was shaky again yesterday in getting a "save" in Cincinnati's 4-2 win at Arizona. That followed a blown save on Saturday night (although he should've gotten an out on a ball hit to Joey Votto that was scored a hit), a failure precipitated by two walks.
I've maintained all season that Chapman hasn't really looked sharp. I also remember that he went through a very rough stretch in June of last year, blowing three saves and taking four losses in a seven game run from June 7 to June 24.
With that said, almost every statistical measure comparing 2013 to 2012 (at this point of the season) shows that Chapman's performance is off significantly from last season.
Through June 24 (2012/2013):
Opp BA: .130/.185
Opp OPS: .464/.586
K/9 inn: 15.5/15.3
BB/9 inn: 2.8/4.4
It would seem that even though Manager Dusty Baker continues to baby Chapman with his ridiculous 1 inning mandate, the Missile continues to misfire.
Chapman has only three blown saves as compared to four at this time last year but that's a mirage. He's not dialed in and hasn't been all season.
With all the injuries and ineffectiveness in the bullpen, the Reds cannot afford Chapman being off his game.
Today's recommended reading:
College hoops' transfer epidemic (poaching) is fueled by the graduate transfer rule: KC Star
Reds Manager Dusty Baker discusses recovering from "mini-stroke": MLB.com
Nik Wallenda says it doesn't matter if the wire he walks on is 20 feet in the air or 2,000 feet: Tampa Bay Times
Chris Chambliss to sell bat from famous '76 ALCS winning HR: NY Times
Tweets of the day:
Leyland on Verlander: "The good thing about it is it's not stuff and he's healthy. We can fix the other things."— Jason Beck (@beckjason) June 23, 2013
"You fall 1500 feet, you ain't gonna need no paramedic." Marty urging folks to dial up The Discovery Channel tonight. #flyingwalenda— TitanicStruggle (@TitanicStruggle) June 23, 2013