Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Closer Look at the Box Score

Yup, Joba pitched pretty poorly. A ton of pitches, deep counts, 4 walks (!) and only 2.1 innings. He didn't get hit, which is a very good sign, but he was obviously nervous. Aside from not getting the 5ip, 15K performance we all hoped for, there was something very positive in the pitcher part of the box score last night.

Chris Britton was actually called upon to pitch for the Yankees. Granted the game was out of reach by the time Gen Joe decided to let Britton pitch, but all Chris did was what he seemingly does every time he's allowed to grace the mound at the big stadium in the Bronx - pitch effectively.

1IP, 0ER, 0BB and 2Ks - a good night. He did allow 2 hits, but he kept the Jays from plating any additional runs.

In his career Britton has thrown 73.1 major league innings, allowed 58 hits and has a 3.19 ERA.

Britton needs to be given more of a chance to pitch meaningful innings for this Yankee bullpen.

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