Before their 5-3 loss to the Rays, the Yankees reversed course and decided to pitch (audition?) Joba Chamberlain out of the bullpen in the final game of the regular season. Chamberlain doesn’t expect the transition to be difficult because of his history as a reliever.
The notebook discusses the waiting game played by Joe Girardi and his team, who are actively watching the AL Central race unfold. It also includes updates on Andy Pettitte’s final regular-season outing, Johnny Damon’s ongoing slump and today’s test for K/9 master David Robertson.