Joba Chamberlain was moved out of the 8th inning role on May 21 when he went two innings. Here is what Kyle Farnsworth has done since:
7 earned runs
4 home runs
Opponent BA: .327
Opponent OPS: 1.032
1.032? While Joe Girardi’s ability to show blind faith in his charges is … admirable? … the Yankees clearly can’t play the second half the season with a set-up man who gives up a run every other time he pitches.
There are assorted candidates out there to be the set-up man (Veras, Melancon, Robertson, McCutchen, etc.) and maybe one of them will work out. But at some point the Yankees have to admit to the truth, no?