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Aroldis Chapman now has 14 saves after pitching a scoreless ninth striking out two in the Reds 4-1 win over the Cubs Wednesday.
Chapman converted his second consecutive save since giving up four runs in the loss to the Blue Jays on June 20th where his ERA went from 0.98 all the way up to 2.84. He is slowly bringing that ERA back down as it is now at 2.57 after converting his 14th save in 15 opportunities Wednesday with 43 strikeouts in just 21 innings pitched.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
The Red Sox are looking for an opportunity to give Brian Johnson his major league debut.
Johnson has a 2.92 ERA and 8.76 K/9 over 49 1/3 innings here in his first go-around with Triple-A Pawtucket. While the Red Sox would like to give him a taste of the majors, they'd obviously prefer to have a stronger rotation and not need to dip into their farm system as much as they have already. Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are getting a look right now. Should they fail and the struggles at the back end of the rotation continue, then perhaps we'll see Johnson at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender