CONTENT TYPES

FILTER BY DATE

    • From
    • To

SEARCH TOOLS

48 results for "chapman"

Page of 3
  1. Reds' Chapman hit in head, game stopped

    David Schoenfield

    Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Salvador Perez in Wednesday night's spring training game in Surprise, Ariz. Chapman was carted off the field and the game ended in the sixth inning. Here's the sad scene a...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  2. Reds-Pirates: What to watch for

    David Schoenfield

    Whether or not you like the one-and-done format of the wild-card game, it does present a great opportunity to second guess everything the managers do, from roster management to pitching changes, bunts and, of course, when to use your closer. Tim K...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  3. Here's Billy! Hamilton's SB big for Reds

    David Schoenfield

    I like the expanded rosters of September. There, I said it. Of course it's completely illogical to play under different rules in September than the previous five months. Of course it's a little ridiculous to see dugouts crammed excessively full with ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  4. SweetSpot TV: Best relief tandems

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the thing: There are a lot of good relief duos out there. Eric Karabell and myself discuss five of the best ones in the video, but there are others we left out: --The Pirates. Closer Jason Grilli is out right now, but he and Mark Melancon h...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  5. In praise of Dusty Baker (sort of)

    David Schoenfield

    On Wednesday night, Dusty Baker used Aroldis Chapman for two innings to close out the Cincinnati Reds' 10-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was only the second time all season he'd brought in Chapman before the ninth inning (the other comin...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  6. Reds now team to beat in NL Central

    David Schoenfield

    The wild-card game is, of course, a bit mad. Or maybe completely mad. Telling teams they have to play 162 games to get into the playoffs and then one game to stay alive is akin to telling two NFL teams they've made the playoffs after 16 regular-seaso...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  7. NL All-Star squad looks much stronger

    David Schoenfield

    The big questions for this season's All-Star selections as we headed into Saturday's selection show: Would Yasiel Puig make it? Who backs up Miguel Cabrera at third base in the American League from a strong field of candidates? Who represents the Ast...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  8. Cingrani may be fix to Reds' relief woes

    David Schoenfield

    Bullpens are funny things. Or irritating. Certainly unpredictable. The Reds had one of the best relief corps in the majors last season and they were deep enough that many believed Aroldis Chapman should have been moved into the rotation. Chapman has ...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  9. Weekend wrap: Here comes Profar!

    David Schoenfield

    A quick warning about Jurickson Profar's call to the majors to replace the disabled Ian Kinsler: Do not expect Mike Trout; do not expect Bryce Harper; do not expect Manny Machado. Yes, the performance of those three wunderkinds has, unfortunately,...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  10. Did Dusty learn anything this weekend?

    David Schoenfield

    On Friday afternoon, Aroldis Chapman had a rare bad outing trying to finish up the Cincinnati Reds' 6-2 lead over the Chicago Cubs. So bad, in fact, that manager Dusty Baker actually removed his Proven Closer (tm) for J.J. Hoover with the game on the...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  11. Thoughts: Cano's great at-bat, Gentry's D

    David Schoenfield

    Some reaction to Tuesday's excellent slate of games ... Wanted to check out those gritty Diamondbacks so was watching their game against the Yankees. The 4-2 Yankees win ended up coming down to one pitch, Robinson Cano's three-run homer off Brand...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  12. Reds rescue Dusty Baker from blunder

    David Schoenfield

    Consider that the Cincinnati Reds entered Monday's home game against the Philadelphia Phillies having lost five games in a row. Aroldis Chapman, the relief pitcher deemed so valuable as a late-inning reliever that the Reds backed off their plan to mo...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  13. Weekend wrap: Braves do it right way

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves sent a message this weekend: Don't forget about us. We all know the Washington Nationals were prohibitive favorites to win the NL East -- 38 of 43 ESPN.com experts picked them -- and only five picked the Braves. I think the Bra...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  14. Closer chaos! Ranking the closers

    David Schoenfield

    The Tigers need one. The Brewers thought they had one. The Cubs already have a new one. Some teams probably wish they had a different one. Closers are already melting down in rapid fashion. On Monday afternoon, with closer Jason Motte sidelined wi...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  15. Thoughts: Hey, Blue Jays aren't awful!

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Thursday's action ... One of the fun things about opening week is overreacting to just a few game results. Hey, we all do it. So when the Toronto Blue Jays lost their first two games and then saw the Cleveland Indians score thre...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  16. Twenty-five spring stories that do matter

    David Schoenfield

    Spring training consists of a lot of bunting practice and manufactured stories, false alarms and overhyped weight losses (or increases). But some news events and stories are potentially important. Here are the 25 biggest ones -- from on the field -- ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013