The Red Sox are not too pleased with Joba Chamberlain.
This from our friends at WEEI’s Full Count blog:
Speaking on the Dale and Holley (radio) Show, Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell insinuated that the Sox were suspicious of the motivations of Yankees starter Joba Chamberlain when he hit Jason Bay in the fifth inning of the Red Sox’ win Tuesday night.
“Typically, we let the game play out itself because I think our guys have each others backs and they are certainly going to be supportive if a situation like that were to arise,” Farrell said. “Speaking specifically about last night, he strikes out 12 guys, doesn’t seem to have too many command issues, and if there was a purpose or intent to throw up and in you can disguise it a little bit more than making it very obvious with the first pitch in the middle of the back to Jason Bay. Those things aren’t forgotten. We know there is a history there between the pitcher in New York and our guys here and not to say that he was specifically out to do that but I think history speaks for itself and we’ve got a number of games left with these guys.”
Given that Joe Girardi thought Boston 1B coach Tim Bogar was swiping signs the night before, it’s not much a surprise Joba hit somebody. Plus Bay has just been murdering the Yankees.
The team play again on June 9 in Boston. We’ll see what happens then.