After getting hit with a line drive in today’s game against the Phillies, Damaso Marte “has a bruise on his lower back but was already going through exercises within a few innings of leaving the game,” according to LoHud. Girardi said he’s not concerned.
Joba Chamberlain pitched the last three innings against the Phillies, striking out three, walking one, and allowing two hits and a run.
Based on the postgame interview, it sounded like Joba really had everything working for him — especially control. Girardi had high praise for the righty, perhaps an attempt to keep the fifth starter race in question.
“Outstanding,” Joe Girardi said. “Worked quickly. Attacked the zone. He’s got to go out and throw more, and that’s what you want to see. Quality.”