So much for the “Joba’s better with more rest” theory

After the All Star break, Joba Chamberlain went 9 days between starts (July 10-July 19) and came back every bit the pitcher the Yanks have always hoped he’d be. In the 3 starts after the break, he went 3-0  with a 0.85 ERA and in 21.2 IP he gave up only 8 hits and 8...

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Game 118: Yankees 3, Mariners 10

Bronx Cheers:
Aceves: In 1.2 innings pitched Aceves gave up 4 hits and 4 earned runs and hit two batters. He has looked pretty good in his last few outings, which, combined with Mitre’s poor outings had many wondering when he’d get another shot at the fifth starter position. My guess is that with Mitre’s stronger performance yesterday and Aceves’ job today it won’t be this week.

Joba: Joba only went 5 innings and gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits and 3 walks. Perhaps his breather is coming at a good time, as he’ll take a few extra days off before his next start. Let’s hope Gaudin puts together a better outing during his start.

Hairston: He went 4-0 and made a bad play in center. He may not have gotten the runner out at home, but it would not have looked so embarrassing.

Damon: Damon has had a hot bat lately, but it was quiet today, as he went 4-0 and stranded four base runners.…

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I love you, bullpen

Dave Allen has a short writeup about the Yankees’ bullpen over at Fangraphs. In it, he recognizes the significant contribution by the bullpen, as the Yankees have built a 6 1/2 game lead in the AL East. The Yankees have had one of the better bullpens in baseball, especially recently. Allen points out the...

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