Sunday, July 22, 2012

Joba Hits Triple-Digits, Girardi Thrilled

First we heard he was in the mid-to-high 90's but apparently he was actually throwing harder. Here's the story from George A. King III:
Joba Chamberlain’s fastball was clocked at 100 mph, according to a speed gun at his rehab appearance Friday night in Bradenton, Fla.

Yet the Yankees didn’t need to see triple digits to understand Chamberlain’s return from Tommy John surgery last summer and right ankle surgery in March has been spotless.

“I don’t think it could have gone any more smoothly,’’ Girardi said of the four-game rehab stint that continues Tuesday. “He has thrown two innings [in one game] and 32 pitches [Friday]. I don’t see how it could be any better.’’
Joba will throw another bullpen session today, and then get in some more game action on Tuesday. The Yankees may then have him pitch again on Wednesday to see if he can handle back-to-back appearances.

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