Achy shoulder for Chapman
Aroldis Chapman was not available on Monday night — a game the Reds lost by a 6-5 score in 10 innings to the Cardinals.
Chapman faced four batters and walked all of them before the Reds dropped a 10-9 heartbreaker to the Rockies in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader. He threw 28 pitches.
“He’s just a little achy and it just doesn’t make sense at all for us to keep running him out there,” Reds manager Bryan Price said after a 6-5 loss to St. Louis in 10 innings. “He was a little achy [Sunday]. I didn’t want to say anything but he was. By the time we knew there might be an issue, the damage was done yesterday.
“Our trainers say it’s a day-to-day thing and that he could be ready to go soon. I’m not crossing him off our list for tomorrow by any means.”
Also not available were Sam LeCure and Carlos Contreras. Jonathan Broxton was being held back to close if there was a lead in extras. Fresh off the DL, Logan Ondrusek faced three batters in the 10th and retired nobody in his first game since July 12.