Saturday, July 12, 2014

Video: Aroldis Chapman sets all-time record en route to nailing down save

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 place on the all-time list.

More important than Chapman's record-breaking performance, though, was the fact that the Reds were able to pull within 1.5 games of first place with Milwaukee losing to St. Louis. Considering all of the injuries first-year skipper Bryan Price has dealt with in 2014, it's a miracle the Reds are where they are.

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