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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Joba as starter

Congratulations go out to Joba Chamberlain, as he recorded his first victory as a starter tonight. I wasn't around to watch the game, so I'll just give his numbers as a starter (five starts, four no-decisions) thus far:

25 IP
22 H
7 R
5 ER
13 BB
26 K
1.80 ERA

Not bad for someone who should still be in the bullpen, according to some. The walks have been an issue since the transition, but he only walked one batter in his 6 2/3 innings tonight. He also threw 2/3 of his 114 pitches for strikes tonight.

Derek Jeter had a three-hit game tonight, raising hit batting average to .286. Robinson Cano had his second straight three-hit game and is now over .240. Bobby Abreu, who had been mired in a slump, also recorded a three-hit game. Hopefully tonight gets all three of these players going.

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


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