CINCINNATI -- Through six Triple-A starts, power lefty Aroldis Chapman has been consistent with his inconsistency in the strike zone. But he's also been mostly successful.
Chapman was the winner in Louisville's 5-2 victory over Rochester on Sunday at Louisville Slugger Field. There was a high pitch count again as he tossed 111 pitches over 5 2/3 innings and gave up one earned run and four hits with five walks and six strikeouts. The 22-year-old also allowed his third home run of the season.
The win improved Chapman's record to 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA. In 31 2/3 innings, he's allowed 10 earned runs, 27 hits, 18 walks and notched 36 strikeouts. He has been one of the Reds' top prospects since the Cuban defector was signed to a six-year, $30.25 million contract in January.
Most of Chapman's outings have hovered in the five-inning range. His season high is six innings.