Joba Chamberlain was given guinea pig status again last night, allowed to throw only three innings for the third consecutive "start." Although he allowed two runs in the first inning, he only walked one batter and set down the last eight men he faced. He deserved at least one more inning (or maybe two), but the Yankees have a plan for him—the "Joba Rules" limit his innings so as not to burn out his arm early in his career— so we should all see how that eventually turns out. Will they now strategically increase his innings to six per start, where he will be able to start a play off game and contribute? After giving up those two runs and getting the last eight batters, Joba was pumping his fastball at 95 MPH. In the first inning, he was topping out at 91, and it showed with ...
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Article written by Joseph DelGrippo