Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Chamberlain Makes Yankee Debut

via HuskerExtra, Former Husker Joba Chamberlain made his debut for the Yankees last night in relief of Roger Clemens. He pitched 2 innings and struck out two, while giving up one hit and walking two but not allowing any runs.

"Projected as a starter, possibly next season, Chamberlain’s current role will be to help a bullpen that has 15 blown saves — the most of any team in the American League East Division — as the Yankees make a push for another postseason appearance.

In his three minor-league relief appearances, Chamberlain allowed just one hit over four innings and struck out 10 of the 12 batters he faced.

“It’s one of those things that seemed to be crying out to happen because of what he’s been doing,” Torre told The Associated Press when asked before Tuesday’s game about Chamberlain’s promotion. “You hear so many positive things about him.

“We just have to make sure we understand how old he is, how much experience he has and just go accordingly from there. At this point I don’t know how we’re going to use him but we’ll get him a taste.

“This is all new for him. This is not something he’s been doing all year. We’ll take it slow.”

It is quite possible that Chamberlain could be a part of the Yank's starting rotation as soon as next season.

Congratulations to the young man on making the show.

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