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Aroldis Chapman has had a far from perfect season for the New York Yankees, but manager Aaron Boone told reporters that his performance in Tuesday’s 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers helped the reliever’s chances of making the team’s playoff roster.
Chapman replaced Jameson Taillon in the seventh inning in the first game of a double-header. He didn’t allow a hit and struck out two batters in his lone inning of work.
Boone told reporters following Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles that he was concerned with Chapman’s decline, which didn’t bode well for his postseason chances.
In 0.1 innings, the left-hander had allowed two runs and one hit, walked three batters and taken the loss.
Chapman, a seven-time All-Star, entered Tuesday with a 4.58 ERA, a 1.47 WH