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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Chamberlain in Scranton

Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes weren't called up together, as I had predicted.

Chamberlain pitched in his third appearance as a reliever Saturday night for AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

In two innings, he struck out five (struck out the side in the eighth inning) and gave up only one hit. He threw 27 pitches for 17 strikes. The batter that reached on a hit was quickly retired trying to steal second base. He was thrown out by none other than Wil Nieves.

Here is Chad Jennings' report from the SWB Yankees Blog:

At this point, you have to wonder whether Jason Giambi or Joba Chamberlain will get to New York quicker.

Chamberlain pitched two innings of relief on Saturday and struck out five. He routinely hit 98 mph and touched 99. He mixed his offspeed stuff well and, frankly, dominated again. He gave up one single, but that runner was eliminated by a caught stealing.

Nardi Contreras said Chamberlain will rest for two days before pitching again. When I started to ask if he was happy with what he's seeing, Nardi and I both started laughing. (Source)

On July 30, he struck out the side in only one inning of work for Scranton.

On August 1, he struck out two batters in one inning for Trenton.

In total, he has struck out 10 batters in four innings.


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