While many of us grew frustrated at the lack of Alfredo Aceves tonight, after the game Joe Girardi revealed his rationale. Turns out that Joba Chamberlain popped a blood vessel in his thumb, and his start tomorrow is in question. Given how the Yankees have treated Joba with kid gloves, I wouldn’t expect to see him starting the game, despite Girardi’s claims that the trainers think he’ll be fine. It’s not like we haven’t heard them say something one day and go back on it the next. Then again, that could be pessimism running over from tonight’s loss.
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