Chapman struggling in the month of June

BY foxsports • June 20, 2012

Left-hander Aroldis Chapman has gone from unhittable to questionable.
Chapman took the loss Tuesday, giving up a two-run walk-off home run to Asdrubal Cabrera in a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians. The Reds had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the 10th when Chris Heisey scored on a wild pitch.
"The game goes from jubilation to a down in one swing," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He got behind on (Shin-Soo) Choo 3-1 and he got behind on Cabrera 3-1. They're sitting straight fastball. That's a tough one to lose."
In his last six outings, Chapman has three blown saves and three losses.
Chapman retired the first hitter on one pitch. Lonnie Chisenhall flied to right. Choo worked the count to 3-1 before singling to right.
Cabrera took two balls, and Chapman threw a 96 mph fastball to get the count to 2-1. But Chapman missed with another fastball, and Cabrera then hit one out the opposite way to right.
Chapman was passed over for a save chance Sunday because he had pitched two straight days.
Tuesday's appearance marked the first time in 31 outings that Chapman did not strike out a batter.
Votto matches Frank Robinson's hot streak
--1B Joey Votto went 44-for-99 (.449) with 12 doubles and seven homers to become the first Red to produce at least 44 hits and 19 extra-base hits in a stretch of 100 at-bats since Frank Robinson in 1961.
--RHP Mike Leake went seven innings and allowed one run on six hits. He walked one and struck out four. Leake went only 4 1/3 innings in his last outing. "He gave us a great outing." Reds manager Dusty Baker said.
--LHP Sean Marshall put the Reds in a perfect position to win Tuesday. He pitched two scoreless innings over the eighth and ninth and struck out three.
--INF/OF Todd Frazier made his first start of the year in left field. He started there five times in 2011.
--RHP Robert Stephenson, the Reds' top pick in the 2011 draft, made his professional debut Tuesday night for Billings. He went five innings and allowed an unearned run. He walked one and struck out eight.
BY THE NUMBERS: 12.78 -- Reds' rating on Fox Sports Ohio on Monday. It was their highest rating since Opening Day.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "A loss is a loss. But it was pretty evident that this was tougher than most." -- Reds manager Dusty Baker on Tuesday's loss to Cleveland.
--OF Chris Heisey (mild left groin strain) left the June 14 game and did not play June 15-16. He appeared as a pinch hitter June 17 and was back in the lineup June 19.
--CF Drew Stubbs (strained left oblique) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 6.
--LHP Bill Bray (strained left groin) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 19. He began a rehab assignment with Class AAA Louisville on April 29, but he moved back to extended spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., after one outing. He resumed throwing May 28, and he threw a bullpen session June 1. He is on a rehab assignment at Class A Dayton.
--RHP Nick Masset (right shoulder inflammation) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, and he was transferred to the 60-day disabled list June 15. He threw on flat ground May 24, and he threw off a mound for the first time June 16. There is no timetable for his return.
--RHP Ryan Madson (Tommy John surgery in April 2012) went on the 60-day disabled list April 4. He is out for the season.