So, Bob Watson suspended Joba Chamberlain for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount of cash for “his inappropriate actions during the top of the ninth inning” in yesterday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.
I had hoped not to see a suspension here – because Joba was tossed without the benefit of getting a warning first. But, no matter – Chamberlain was not going to pitch today or tomorrow, most likely. Therefore, there’s no impact to the team or player with this news.
If I’m the Yankees, I would remind Watson of his ruling on this one the next time someone decides to buzz a Yankees batter in the box.
Coming into the game tonight, A-Rod’s been hit with a pitch 8 times this season on a 0-0 count…including twice by Daisuke Matsuzaka. The next time someone takes a shot at Alex, they should get two games off as well now.