Joba allows two runs in latest minor league rehab game

Friday Night Open Thread
Game 93: Back on Track

Pitching for High-A Tampa, right-hander Joba Chamberlain allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in two innings this evening. He surrendered a homer to the first batter he faced and the second run came around to score with the help of a passed ball a sacrifice fly. They’re the first runs and baserunners he’s allowed in his four rehab appearances. Joba struck out one — the final batter he faced — and threw 19 of his 32 pitches for strikes. No word on the velocity yet, but I’m sure we’ll get an update later tonight.

Friday Night Open Thread
Game 93: Back on Track
  • yooboo

    Why should we worry about his velocity? He still strikes a MLB player out with a mere 93 mph heater.

    • G

      I’m not even sure how you thought this was a legitimate question. A big part of Joba’s value comes from his velocity.

      • Nice Scheister of Doom

        From his v-lo.
        Isn’t that the correct “slang” for it ’round these here parts?

  • Jack


  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Good, he’s past the inevitable zinger.

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

    Just working out the kinks. As long as he’s healthy, no worries.

  • forensic

    Clearly he can’t handle High-A. Time to demote him back down to Low-A.

    • JohnnyC

      Advance scouting in High-A is better than the Yankees’.

    • MannyGeee

      apparently bored in High A…


  • Strat

    Comeback over… Now what?

  • Mike Myers

    Joba Chamberlain (elbow, ankle) started and pitched two innings in a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Friday, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits.
    He also walked one and struck out one in the outing. He’s looked very strong through his first four rehab appearances, consistently sitting in the high 90’s with his fastball. At this rate, he’s likely to return to the Yankees bullpen in early August

    • MannyGeee

      2 innings? Sounds like the road back to the rotation is well underway…

      • Cris Pengiucci

        50+ pitches in his next outing ….

  • Johnny Nitro

    Joba Rules…this time we have a clue.