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Joba Chamberlain’s Inconsistency Not Tied to Role with Yankees

Chamberlain didn’t have a particularly good night Sunday night. He allowed two hits, a walk, and a run in 1.1 innings.

He certainly didn’t implode, but he was far from dominant.

His fastball, as far as I could tell, never really got above 93 (assuming the YES gun was somewhat accurate), and control of his breaking pitches seemed to come and go.

Now, to be honest, this isn’t really a huge deal. Chamberlain is still a very young pitcher, and it’s still early in the season. It’s hard to expect Joba to be sharp all the time.

However, last night’s outing shows exactly why the whole starter versus reliever debate is flawed.

Joba is a young and inconsistent pitcher. He was dominant ...

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