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With Joba in the ALDS Bullpen, Your New York Yankee ALCS Game Four Starter Is…

Gaudin.

The Yankees broke from their season long stand of having Joba Chamberlain pitch strictly as a starter, and, in the last game of the season, threw him for one inning out of the bullpen.

Joba threw strikes, his velocity was in the mid-to-high 90s, and he punctuated a seven-pitch inning with a strikeout of Fernando Perez.  Perez swung and missed on a biting slider, and then whiffed on a 95 MPH high fastball.

It was like the Joba of late 2007.

He used a hard fastball and nasty slider the entire inning.  No need to change speeds with a developing curveball, or work-in-progress changeup.  I still think a starting pitcher can get through a lineup three times with just two pitches, and I wonder why Joba had not just ...

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