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Joba Chamberlain K's 12 Boston Red Sox

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IMay 6, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 05:  Joba Chamberlain #62 of the New York Yankees deals a pitch against the Boston Red Sox on May 5, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Joba Chamberlain gave up four runs in the first inning and it looked like it could be a long night. It turns out his night wasn’t long enough.

Joe Girardi was booed as he came out to take the 23-year-old pitcher in the top of the sixth after Joba struck out his 12th straight batter and eighth in a row.

He was pumped and the fans were into it and nobody knows how many strikeouts he could have had if he wasn’t being held to a strict pitch count.

The 12 strikeouts are impressive, but it is unfortunate that he left the game trailing 4-3 and cannot win this game and can only lose it.

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