Chamberlain 2.1 2 0 0 0 1 0
Joba’s second start didn’t go by without its bumps, he didn’t show very good command of his fastball in the first inning and wasn’t pitching aggressively. With the kind of stuff he has, Joba really should not be trying to paint corners. He was originally meant to go four innings but hit his pitch count early and was taken out. Edwin Encarnacion had a 14 pitch at bat that ended with a ridiculous curveball to get him out swinging. He also picked Jay Bruce off first base. It was great to see Joba using his curve, which he didn’t use much last year in relief. Joba was also the victim of some bad fielding in the first, as A-Rod made a bad throw and an infield hit on a pop fly that really should have been caught by Jeter.
Traber 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0
Traber came out, gave up a hit on the first pitch to Jay Bruce. Jay Bruce is really good, so that wasn’t devastating. He struck out Scott Hatteberg and then Griffey flied out to center. Doesn’t have overpowering stuff, but looked solid. I think Traber will wind up as the lefty in the pen since Henn has been less than impressive.
Rivera 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mariano came out to pitch his inning, made it all look easy. Struck out Brandon Phillips, got Adam Dunn and Encarnacion to ground out. Took a few more pitches this time than his first stint–13 (8 of which were strikes) as opposed to 8.
Kennedy 4.0 2 0 0 1 2 0
Ian Kennedy’s command in the first inning was still a bit shaky. He walked Janish with five pitches and started off behind in the count 2-0 too many times for comfort. After his first inning, Kennedy’s command was much better and he struck out Phillips and Dunn. He flashed his change and it looked really good, his knucklecurve and fastball also looked okay.
Hawkins 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hawkins didn’t look terrible, but didn’t look great. Two of his outs were flyballs to the deep outfield which is nerve wracking.