Joba Chamberlain’s Game Score for this one was 79.
The only other time he had a Game Score that high was on July 25, 2008 (which was also 79). The only other times, besides this game and that one against Boston last year, where he had a Game Score of 70+ were on July 24, 2009 (72) and on April 29, 2009 (70).
So, you can say two things here:
1. In this game, Chamberlain pitched one of the two best games that he’s ever thrown as a big league starter. And,
2. With this game, Chamberlain has now thrown his best back-to-back starts as a major league starter.
Oh, and, by the way, he could not have picked a better time, or opponent to do this against, as this was a big game for the Yankees. Now, if Joba keeps this up, will the Yankees still look to limit his innings pitched this season? Ah, that’s a tough one, huh?