Originally Posted by Kingspoint
That's a very good question. I'm certain that they all noticed it. Even during Baker's "interview" with the TV crew, he looked pretty concerned about what was going on. He should have been out of the inning if Sutton hadn't missed the double-play ball. Then it was a couple more batters while Dusty was talking to the television audience live. He was pretty distracted. He sent Bryan Price out. Then the TV interview was dropped so Baker could speak to Price and find out what was going on. They jumped out there in the middle of a batter's count (2-1) and did take him out as they could see what was wrong and called for the trainer.
It's probably just precautionary, but these are the things they need to send him down to the minors for. They need to know if there's something he's doing that might cause something like this, etc. They want to have all their bases covered before they move him full-time into the Major League starting rotation. There's no rush on this guy. They are going to take their time.
As Mitch Williams said, "If this guy gets a boo-boo, they're going to over-react to it", and justifiably so, considering his potential and the monetary investment they've made.
I didn't get to catch the game on tv, but I was reading through the game thread on tORG and that was the way they also made it sound as if Chapman didn't look right an was throwing a lot of offspeed and really just laboring (when Dusty was him hawing around the booth). I was just really irritated it took them that long to get out to him, and it should be that way with any pitcher not just Chapman, if they don't look right figure out why ASAP.