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Yankees-Mariners: Joba Chamberlain Rocked in Finale, M's Take 7-1 Win

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst ISeptember 21, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 20:  Starting pitcher Joba Chamberlain #62 of the New York Yankees reacts after giving up a sacrifice fly in the second inning against the Seattle Mariners on September 20, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mark Teixeira and Sergio Mitre pitched in winning efforts, but Joba Chamberlain’s effort was a losing one and it counted the most. He gave up all seven runs in the 7-1 loss to the Mariners (78-72) as the Yankees (95-55) lost another series.

Quick ‘Cap

The Mariners jumped on Chamberlain early for two runs in the first and five in the second, capped by Ken Griffey Jr.’s three-run homer. Mitre took over in the fourth and only allowed one hit the rest of the game.

The only other bright spot besides Mitre was Mark Teixeira, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles and scored the only run for the Yankees in the sixth on Jorge Posada’s double.

What hurts the most? Ian Snell, the guy who the Yanks could have traded for at this year’s trade deadline, earned the win in a quality effort.

Full box score here.

Thoughts

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I warned them from the beginning not to take the Mariners lightly. Not counting Saturday’s blowout, the Yanks only scored three runs. As expected, the M’s pitching staff was ready for the Yanks’ high-octane offense.

As for Joba, I’m making it a separate post. Check it out on Monday.

Line of the Night

Teixeira: 3-for-4, 2B, R. I’ll keep on giving him the line of the night if it helps his MVP campaign.

Up Next

The Yankees head a little south to face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a three-game series. Get ready for two more 10:05 p.m. games. I’ll have the series preview posted before the first pitch, as always.

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