Joba, Joba, Joba….what’s going on? For like the nine-hundredth time out of the last nine-hundred and five chances, Joba Chamberlain fails to get out of the first inning without letting the other team score.
You might remember that Joba started throwing simulated first innings in the bullpen his last two starts – and it worked, but probably because it was at home and he could throw in the bullpen right up to when he needed to pitch. Now, in an away park, he has to wait for the top of the first inning to play out before he can get back on the mound.
Well, he allowed 2 runs in the first Tuesday night against the Rangers, giving them a 2-0 lead.