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Joba Impressive in Triple-A Debut

Joba says he was trying to be too fine

The meteoric rise of 21-year old Joba Chamberlain has been the talk of baseball and on Wednesday night, Joba's rise hit a precipice when he walked on the mound at PNC Field in Scranton for his first Triple-A start. Fans in attendance had heard about Chamberlain's dazzling stuff for months and now it would finally be on display for the Triple-A fans to watch. He didn't disappoint.

At the end of the night, Joba pitched five shutout innings, giving up just four hits and striking out 10 to earn his first Triple-A victory. Though he did throw 88 pitches in those five innings, 57 of those pitches went for strikes. Chamberlain also hit 98 MPH several times on the stadium scoreboard radar gun. But, it almost went array for Chamberlain at the start. In the first inning, he... Recommended Stories

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