Little Joba is all grown up.
Not only did Joba Chamberlain get his first major league victory as a starter Wednesday, he showed why GM Brian Cashman wanted him in the starting rotation.
There were no restrictions, and Chamberlain threw 114 pitches in 6.2 shutout innings. He struck out 7 and was still throwing 94-97 mph in the 7th inning.
Joba’s numbers as a starter?
Twenty-five innings, 22hits, 26 strikeouts, 5 earned runs. That’s a 1.80 ERA as a starter.
I wasn’t in favor of Joba being a starter. I have to admit, though, it looks like the Yankees made the right move here.