Joba Chamberlain has now started 5 games for the Yankees and New York has won four of them.
Let’s look at Joba’s last three starts – including this game:
June 13th: 6.0 Innings, 10 Base-runners, 1 Earned Run
June 19th: 5.6 Innings, 7 Base-runners, 1 Earned Run
June 25th: 6.6 Innings, 7 Base-runners, 0 Earned Runs
This is just a guess…but…I think you have to go back to Dave Righetti in 1981 to find the last time when a Yankees pitcher, as young as Joba is now, has put together three starts in a row like these.
The Yankees have now won 8 of their last 11 games. Three of those eight wins have come in starts by Chamberlain.
He’s starting to look like an ace to me.