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Joba’s Absence in ALDS Because of Matchups, Not Confidence

style="text-align: justify;">The Yankees made quick work of the Twins in the ALDS. In fact, they were so quick in dispatching the Twins that they didn’t get a chance to use Joba Chamberlain at all.

Some people are making a big deal about this because they say it is proof that the Yankees have lost confidence in Joba. But according to pitching coach Dave Eiland, it had more to do with matchups than confidence.

Via the NY Post:

Asked if manager Joe Girardi had more trust in Kerry Wood and David Robertson than Joba Chamberlain, who didn’t appear in the three games against the Twins, pitching coach Dave Eiland said that wasn’t ...

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