From George A. King III:
"Everything was good," Chamberlain said of the inning in which he gave up two runs and three hits. "We are trying to establish the fastball early. It felt good coming out of my hands."18 of Joba's 21 pitches today were fastballs.
"It's spring training, that's what we are here for, establishing the fastball," said Chamberlain, who might be skipped in the first tour of the rotation so CC Sabathia can start the first game at Yankee Stadium on April 16.
And Bryan Hoch had this quote from Chamberlain:
According to Joe Girardi, Chamberlain's first outing was an inning shorter than the other starters because Chamberlain doesn't have a lot of experience starting.
"It's a way to build up toward the season," Girardi said.
A plan with a heavy dose of fastballs isn't just for Chamberlain.
"All our guys are trying to build arm strength," Girardi said. "We stress a lot of fastballs early. This was a step to build him up as a starter."
"It's just a mentality," Chamberlain said. "As a power guy, you've got to limit your pitches and try to beat them with fastballs -- not try to beat them with the other stuff."