How soon will Joba be in the Bronx? Very soon

Goodbye Cairo, Hello Giambi
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This isn’t very normal for DotF, but I want to get up the good news. Joba rocks. Oh, you knew that already?

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

I’m psyched.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 loss to Ottawa)
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 4
Kevin Thompson: 1 for 4
Erubiel Durazo: 1 for 4, 1 HR — basically a waste at this point
Justin Christian: 2 for 4 — batted sixth, rather than first or second
Eric Duncan: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Andy Cannizaro: 3 for 4 — hard not to root for this guy
Kei Igawa: 5 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K — suck, suck, suck
Jose Veras: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K — at a time when you can pitch your way into the bullpen, Veras is blowing it
Jason Brower: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K — with a 1.98 ERA, you might see him at some point

Double-A Trenton (5-2 loss to Binghamton)
Reggie Corona: 2 for 3, 1 BB — we’ll call it the Ajax Effect
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 4, 1 K
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 4, 2 2B
Omir Santos: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K — you’re telling me he’s worse than Chaves?
Daniel McCutchen: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K — not a bad AA debut at all
Scott Patterson: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Joba Chamberlain: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — welcome to the Bronx, buddy

High-A Tampa (5-0 win over Sarasota)
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 4 — another Ajax Effect candidate
Ajax (himself): 1 for 4, 1 K
Jose Tabata: 0 for 2, 2 BB
Vech: 2 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Anthony Claggett: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K — eh, you still suck
David Robertson: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K — noice

Low-A Charleston (3-2 win over Hickory in 10)
Mitch Hilligoss: 2 for 5
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 4
Jesus Calzado: 3 for 5, 1 HR
Paul Patterson: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Short Season Staten Island (4-2 loss to Oneonta in 11 innings)
Justin Snyder: 0 for 5, 1 BB, 2 K
Damon Sublett: 2 for 3, 1 K
Braedyn Pruitt: 2 for 3, 1 BB — on fire
Dave Williams: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Gil: 1 for 4, 1 HR, 2 K
Zach McAllister: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Rookie GCL Yanks Rained out. No word on when they’ll make it up.

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  • Jake T

    maybe im just new to this minor league thing but why is joba back at AA?

  • Joseph P.

    There was a story earlier today that he went to New York to obtain a passport (presumably so he can fly with the Yanks to Toronto next week). Scranton is all the way up in Ottawa, while Trenton is in Binghamton. Much easier to get from NYC to Binghamton…and then back to the Bronx.

  • Zack

    Maybe I missed this when I asked a few days ago but forgot to check back (dumb), but is Gardner hurt?

  • Joseph P.

    Yeah, Gardner has a “lower body contusion” suffered when he ran into a wall. The ball got lodged between his hip and the wall, causing tremendous pain. It’s nothing serious, and he’s been played to clear this weekend.

  • randolf

    Igawa sucks!!!!!!!!!!

  • CB

    There’s been some debate as to why Joba needed a passport.

    I think Suzyn Waldman said that he needed it to go to Ottawa. Some others speculated that it was because he might get a call up for the Toronto Series.

    The binghamton radio announcers said during the game that Joba does not need a passport to get up to Ottawa because the minor league teams travel by bus. Minor league teams going to Canada don’t use their passports normally.

    You only need a passport to get to Canada if you are flying as the big league club would. Passports for road travel to Canada aren’t going to be required until Jan 2008.

  • Zack

    Thanks Joseph! That sounds like a really crappy injury, crappy as in painful…Hope he comes back en fuego

  • C-Note

    HEY R.A.B. fellas,

    Since Joba looks to make the SHOW possibly this weekend who’s got next???

    There was a very interesting discussion about this around 3 weeks ago on this site…

    things that were generally thought were that we didn’t want the next WATCH to last only a matter of weeks(IAN KENNEDY or BRETT GARDNER might be Sept 1st call ups) and no one wanted a WATCH that could last for 5 years (BETANCES, MONTERO, HEREDIA) there was also a discussion about position player vs pitcher

    some excellent points were made in that perhaps to choose someone who looks like a mid 08′ call up (HORNE, WHELAN… even a Robertson could move fast) and then at that point get a lay of the land to see who would be the next HIGH LEVEL HIGH CEILING WATCH (Action Jackson, Tabata, maybe Kontos if he looks like he’s putting it together… perhaps one of this years draftees, maybe one of the 10 guys we have coming off of TJ surgery{if Christian Garcia rehab continues going well he could move up very quickly next year})

    It’s a tough choice because of course you want the WATCH guy to be someone you can get really excited about… after Joba technically the #1 prospect in the organization is TABATA, but as a teenage is his ETA 09′ or more like 10′?

    Excellent choices with HUGHES & JoBA- would be so exciting if they both pitched on Saturday

    I’m sure you fellas will make a good choice

  • Mike N (Stamford, CT)

    CB –

    As someone who travels to Canada by car on a regular basis, I have to tell you that you need a passport to get back into the U.S. after visiting Canada. You can get into Canada wearing nothing but a Yankees’ hat and a pair of cowboy boots. Getting home is another story.

    Unless the Minor League teams have some sort of deal with Boarder Patrol…