DotF: Joba’s gotta overcome a little adversity now and then

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Yanks bolster backup catcher slot

Courtesy of loyal reader Alan Hirsch, may I present Down on the Farm for Friday…

Joba got lit up, with Brian Cashman in attendance. He pitched 4.2 innings and gave up 9 hits (3 homers) and 7 earned runs. In the 2nd half of the doubleheader, Alan Horne did the same, lasting 2.2 innings and giving up 3 earned runs. Maybe the erratic schedule, with the rehabbing Hughes & Krastens did in the Trenton pitchers? We’ll see what happens to Joba next outing.

Thoughts of Austin Jackson cooling off are premature, as he went 3-4 with a homer and a double. Just when we’re ready to write off Eric Duncan, he’s starting to hit. Duncan hit a home run in his second consecutive night.

Justin Christian 2-5, R, 2 K Batting .345 since his call up
Angel Chavez 2-4, R
Kevin Reese 2-3, R, RBI, BB
Durazo (DH) 1-3. R. BB
Eric Duncan 1-3, HR, 3 RBI.
Chris Basak 2-4, R, 2 RBI
Colter Bean 2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K Why’s he starting, with the logjam of pitchers at Trenton?
Sean Henn 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
TJ Beam 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB 3 K

Trenton (7-1 New Britian def Trenton) Game 1

Juan Miranda 1-3, 2B, R, K
Matt Carson 2-3, K
Joba Chamberlain 4.2 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 3 HR’s.

Trenton (5-4 New Britian def Trenton) Game 2

Colin Curtis 2-4, R, K hitting .207 since his promotion
Juan Miranda 2-3, 2 RBI He’s hitting like he belongs with the Yankees
Aarom Baldris 2-3
Alan Horne 2.2 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 R, 3 BB & K.
Michael Gardener .2 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 3 BB (Losing pitcher)
Scott Patterson, 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K

Tampa (4-3 def Lakeland)

Austin Jackson 3-4, 2 R, HR, 2B, CS. Big game raises his avg to .384. Just when I thought he’s cooling off.
Marcos Vechionacci 1-3
George Kontos 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Eric Wordkemper 1 IP, 1 H 24th Save.

Charleston (10-9 def Kannappolis)

Mitch Hilligoss 1-4, 2 RBI, BB
Seth Fortenberry 1-3, 2B, RBI, R
Wilmer Pino 2-4, 2 R, 2 SB
Josue Calzue 2-3. 2B,
Kevin Smith 3-3, 2B, HR, 4 RBI
Kevin Muich 1-4 HR
Michael Dunn 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Garrett Patterson 1 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, 4 R, He must be related to Farnsworth.

Staten Island (6-3 def State College)

Justin Snyder 1-4, R, RBI
Taylor Holiday 2-4
Christopher Raber (1B) 2-4, 2B, RBI
Damon Sublett, 1-3, RBI, K
Isaiah Howes 2-4, R, RBI
Jose Gil 1-4, 2B, R
Farley 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K Not a bad debut for the recent FA signee.
Nicholas Chigges 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB & K

GCL Yanks (def GCL Phillies 6-0)

Abe Almonte 1-4, 3B, R, 2 K
Walter Ibarra (SS) 2-4, R
Zolio Almonte 1-4, R, 2 K
Wady Ruffino 1-4, HR. 2 RBI, K
Rudy Guillen (Guillen, whose usually an outfielder, was the starting pitcher) 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 bb,1 K.
Manuel Barrada 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K (winning pitcher)
Timothy Dennehy 3 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K Gets the save

Listen to the great Nietzsche
Yanks bolster backup catcher slot
  • Ed

    I was at the game last night and saw both Joba and Horne. Joba looked great for the first 2 batters (both K’s), but then gave up back to back homers on a change (up) and a fastball. After that he had trouble locating his fastball. He consistently missed low. He through a ton of breaking pitches. Not sure why. Fastball was consistently 97-98.

    Horne also looked great early. He has a very easy delivery that delivered consistent 93-94 mph fastballs down in the zone. He had a great looking curve in the mid 70’s. 2 runs scored on a wild pitch and a fielding error by catcher Dan Conway. Horne fell on the play and held his back. He was soon lifted and seemed to walk gingerly back to the dugout.

    Colin Curtis made one of the best diving catches in left that I have ever seen. He did a full speed dive and caught the ball at full extension.