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Chamberlain passes final test?

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 05, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joba Chamberlain pitched in relief for the third time tonight, going two innings against Buffalo.

Here’s how recorded it:

Buffalo Top 7th
Pitcher Change: Joba Chamberlain replaces Steven White.
Mike Rose strikes out swinging.
Trent Durrington singles on a line drive to left fielder Kevin Reese.
With Yamid Haad batting, Trent Durrington caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Wil Nieves to shortstop Alberto Gonzalez.
Yamid Haad strikes out swinging.

Buffalo Top 8th
Joe Inglett strikes out swinging.
Asdrubal Cabrera strikes out swinging.
Ben Francisco strikes out swinging.

In three relief outings, Chamberlain has pitched four innings. He has allowed 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks and struck out 10. That’s 12 batters faced, 10 struck out. Chad Jennings reports that Chamberlain was steady at 97 and hit 99 last night.

I’m not sure what he has to do at this point. Juggle chainsaws? Take a drive with Lindsay Lohan? I’d be surprised if Chamberlain wasn’t with the Yankees on Monday.

Jason Giambi was the DH for Scanton and was 0 for 3 with a walk. The Big G is 5 of 19 with one homer, two RBI, eight walks and six strikeouts in eight minor league games.

I’d say we’re getting pretty close to the point of Giambi having to get called up. Veteran players making $21 million can only sit in the minors for so long. What happens then is anybody’s guess




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