Joba Chamberlain May Have Pitched His Way Out of the Playoffs

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by Rob Abruzzese in MLB
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Despite what you think of Joba Chamberlain, the way the Yankees have handled him, and his future, it would be hard to argue that he has pitched well of late. With a 1-4 record and an 8.25 ERA over his past nine starts, his spot on the Yankees playoff roster may be in jeopardy. “He needs to declare himself,’’ Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “He’s no different than anyone else.’’ Chamberlain likely has two more starts during the remainder of the regular season. He hasn’t made it past the fourth inning in any start since Aug. 16, but the Yankees would like him to show them two things over his next couple of outings: that he can give them length and quality innings. Recently, they started holding him back in his starts, often not allo ...

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