Last night’s impressive outing by Joba Chamberlain gave the Yankees a much-needed pick-me-up after the night before lasts’ embarrassment. Despite the fact Joba wasn’t in the pen to do the late work to set up for a Joba close in the non-save situation, relievers Russ Ohlendorf and Jose Veras were unfazed and held the Pirates scoreless to even the series at a game apiece.
Damon is back leading off, and Posada is spelled by Molina, meaning Moose must be on the mound for the rubber match, and likely hopes for better results than his eight-inning loss to the Reds. He faces Paul Maholm, the career Pirate who is one day removed from his 28th birthday and is coming off a win against the Jays; he hasn’t lost in May 20th, with three wins and three no decisions spanning 42 1/3 innings in which he allowed 17 runs.
Lineup follows, comment away.
Yankees lineup courtesy PA