The Yanks are 1-6 in their last seven games, and are 5-11 in their last sixteen. They’ve lost games in every way imaginable; walk-offs, blows outs, defensive ugliness, pitcher duels, you name it. You can bet the team would like to go into tomorrow’s off day on the heels of a victory, rather than having to think about what went wrong in yet another loss.
Joba Chamberlain will make the start this afternoon despite popping a blood vessel in his pitching thumb yesterday. I’m a bit shocked that they’re sending him to the mound, the Yanks have always treated their young arms with kid gloves. The fact that he’s going pitch makes me feel better, because the thumb issue can’t be that serious then. Hopefully he’s ready to go from first pitch, rather than waiting until the game has pretty much already been decided, like in his last two starts. Joba will be opposed by Koji Uehara, who beat the Yanks in the second game of the season.
And on the mound, the blood vessel poppin’ Joba Chamberlain.
Happy Mothers Day to all the RAB moms and wives out there.