What is Girardi Thinking?
Joba Chamberlain made his first start tonight. It wasn’t much of a start. Girardi seems happy to toss games away in a very competitve AL East. Time to fire him.
Ok, Joba Chamberlain pitched only 81 innings in the minors before studing it up last year down the stretch. Torre was very careful in how he used the 21 year old. Joba would pitch only one inning every other day, including during the Yanks playoff loss. This year Girardi, realised he would be more useful as a starter and has been weaning him into a starting role by increasing his pitch count and tossing simulated games between or even immediately after an appearance.
Today Chamberlain started his first games with similar Spring Training type restrictions. WHAT ARE THE YANKEES PROTECTING HIM FROM. Chamberlain is a grown man. He threw 62 pitches in 2.1 innings and left with a 2-1 lead. Then Giradi came out to give the big baby his soothie.
The bullpen is now depleted with Joba’s departure to the starting role. The Jays who’s typcially woeful hitting made quick work of the Yanks pen. The Bronx Zoo was disgusted. Show up to see Joba pitch, then throw the game away, way to go Joe.
It is June 3, way to early to start mailing it in. Girardi has now left his pen in the lurch which is terrible anyways. I don’t get it, why baby this guy. It is the Big Show, Girardi should be ashamed of throwing away a game like this.