The best bullpens in the postseason

Bullpens are a critical aspect to winning in the postseason, especially since it’s rare that a starting pitcher will go all nine innings. Most starting pitchers don’t pitch seven innings. Sometimes a starter gets shelled early in the game, or doesn’t quite have enough to go five innings. That’s when the bullpen really shows its true value. Here are the bullpens of the postseason...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Shaves His Beard (Photo)

Let’s keep it real. Mike Napoli shaved for Derek Jeter because he’ll be in town this weekend and this is how he’s saying farewell.  Mixed emotions in regards to Mike Napoli’s shaving… Perhaps he should’ve kept a light beard? He sort of looks like Joba Chamberlain, before he has this Sons of Anarchy beard.  [NIS] The post Mike Napoli Shaves His Beard (Photo) appeared...
Via Geeks and Cleats
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.157: White Sox at Tigers

Apologies to Torii Hunter, but last night looked like Septaugust baseball. Kyle Lobstein continues to be a very promising rookie: he made one mistake, but rebounded with composure and pitched 7 strong innings, after which Joba Chamberlain pitched a good 8th, and Soria came on looking like a closer in the 9th. Unfortunately, rookie Chris “Cy” Bassitt hounded the Tiger bats into...
Via Tigers Weblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.151: Tigers at Twins

Scherzer went from Marvelous Max to Maddening Max in the span of a few batters last night, and a rare BB BB start by Joba Chamberlain opened the door for those pesky Twins to tie the game, 6-6, in the bottom of the 8th. Phil Coke did okay, but the savior last night was Kyle Ryan, who came in and immediately induced an inning ending double play. Three pitches and two bombs later,...
Via Tigers Weblog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Dombrowski is playing bullpen roulette

Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has been tremendous in his time at the helm of this storied franchise. He’s pulled countless trades to help shape a perennial playoff contender all the while dumping ‘can’t miss’ prospects that have by and large…well, missed. Sometimes the world of sports has a cruel way of preventing teams that seemed to have it all from winning the ultimate...
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera does the Ice Bucket Challenge with the help of Joba Chamberlain

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera took part in the ice bucket challenge Wednesday with the help of Nebraska’s very own Grizzly Adams Joba Chamberlain. Now although you can’t really understand what Miggy is saying at the beginning of the video other than possibly nominating some other gringos’ for the challenge, the reining AL MVP does give us a little dance at the end. Anyways...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge makes its way through Tigers' clubhouse

Joba Chamberlain, J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos have teamed up for some charitable work in the last couple days. Chamberlain got doused Wednesday night as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and he and Castellanos then were happy to dump a Gatorade cooler full of ice water over FOX Sports Detroit's Shannon Hogan later that evening. On Thursday, it was Martinez's turn...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba: Hitting Jeter was “The worst feeling ever”

Joba Chamberlain, former Yankee and now closer/set-up man for the Tigers, was thrilled to be able to step up to the mound at Yankee Stadium for the first time as a visitor this week. The second time wasn’t quite as fun. With two outs in the tenth inning, he threw a mid-90′s fastball inside with two outs in the tenth and struck a batter. It wouldn’t have been a big deal if...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain sticks tongue out at Derek Jeter, hits him (Video)

Joba Chamberlain playfully stuck his tongue out at his former teammate Derek Jeter during Tuesday night’s game between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees. In hindsight, Chamberlain probably wishes he didn’t do that. Why? Because now he looks bad. A couple of pitches after Chamberlain stuck his tongue out at Jeter, he ran a […]
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain Sticks Tongue Out at Jeter Before Plunking Him with Pitch

The cave-dwelling Joba Chamberlain returned to Yankee Stadium and proceeded to plunk Derek Jeter in the 10th inning of the Tigers 4-3 win on Tuesday night. The move, obviously not well received by the New York crowd, didn’t appear intentional despite an earlier Torii Hunter HBP. However, video shows the former Yankee sticking his tongue out like a bitter 5-year-old man child prior...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain sticks tongue out at Derek Jeter, then plunks him (video)

While the two things apparently were completely unrelated, an interesting confluence of incidents occurred during the 10th inning of Tuesday’s tilt between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees when former Bronx Bomber Joba Chamberlain had some fun with Derek Jeter when the reliever and the Captain exchanged pleasantries prior to an at-bat. After Jeter […] The post Joba Chamberlain...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Joba Chamberlain stick his tongue out at Derek Jeter ... before plunking him

Joba Chamberlain parted the hair and stuck his tongue at Derek Jeter last night.And then he nailed him.Your browser does not support iframes.The 2nd best going away gift Derek's received this last season of his.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joba sticks tongue out at Jeter during AB

Former New York Yankees teammates Joba Chamberlain and Derek Jeter faced off against each other during the 10th inning of Tuesday’s Tigers-Yankees game. Chamberlain, who told reporters before the game that he wanted to stick his tongue out at Jeter if the two face each other, really did it.  Unfortunately, the at-bat ended with Chamberlain drilling Jeter […] The post Joba...
Via Diehardsport
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Joba Chamberlain sticks tongue out at Jeter before hitting him

As weird as it may sound, the one thing Joba Chamberlain wanted to do when he faced former teammate Derek Jeter was stick his tongue out at him. No really, he told reporters he wanted to do so if they faced each other during this week’s series. They matched up on Tuesday night and as Jeter […]
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers' Chamberlain wants to face Jeter on return to Yankee Stadium

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain is returning to New York for a four-game series beginning Monday night with the Yankees who raised him. He's looking forward to many things, but one meeting in particular is occupying his thoughts. "I really, really hope I get a chance to face Derek," said Chamberlain, who was Derek Jeter's teammate from 2007 through...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain: great pitcher, not a great hitter

Joba Chamberlain had quite a day. After getting a well-deserved day off Tuesday following three straight appearances, Chamberlain came into the game a little early Wednesday. The Arizona Diamondbacks had runners at first and second with just one out in the seventh and the Tigers holding a 7-5 lead. Chamberlain came in to face Paul Goldschmidt, the Diamondbacks' best hitter. One...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chamberlain's arm and beard fitting in with Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have gotten a good return on their short-term investment in right-hander Joba Chamberlain. "He's been the one piece that has been consistent all year," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. Chamberlain leads the American League in holds heading into Detroit's road trip this week against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: 4 ideal bullpen targets

The rumor mill is already swirling around the Detroit Tigers and what they may do prior to the July 31st trade deadline. One thing is nearly certain – they will add at least one bullpen piece, maybe two. After all, do you see a 7-man pen that includes Pat McCoy, Blaine Hardy (who I actually really like), Chad Smith (intriguing), Phil Coke and Al Alburquerque powering the Tigers...
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chamberlain, Gordon share ride from Little League to major leagues

DETROIT -- Little League teammates dream of someday playing together in the major leagues. It's an aspiration that usually fades by the time they finish high school. But for Joba Chamberlain and Alex Gordon, the dream was realized. Chamberlain is one of the game's most dependable relievers for the Detroit Tigers, while Gordon is a Gold Glove left fielder for the Kansas City...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Crushes Game-Winning Home Run Off Joba Chamberlain (Video)

David Ortiz wasn’t ready for the Boston Red Sox to suffer a sixth straight loss. Ortiz crushed a three-run, go-ahead homer off Joba Chamberlain with one out in the ninth inning Sunday to propel the Red Sox past the Detroit Tigers 5-3 at Comerica Park. Ortiz’s clutch blast helped Boston snap a five-game losing streak. The Red Sox entered the ninth inning down 3-2. Brock Holt,...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chamberlain ready to close in Nathan's place

When it comes to his bullpen, Brad Aumsus's penchant for secrecy is more Jim Schwartz than Jim Leyland. Ausmus won't tell the media which relievers are available on any given night, saying that he doesn't want the information to get the opposition via Twitter, while Leyland was happy to tell anyone who asked. Friday, though, it doesn't take inside information to realize...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Updates: Miguel Cabrera, Joba Chamberlain

The Detroit Tigers, declared baseball's best team a week ago, have lost six of seven, including today's 12-4 taming of Justin Verlander by the Texas Rangers. To add to the misery, DH Miguel Cabrera and releiver Joba Chamberlain left with apparently minor injuries, Cabrera in the 7th with what he called a "cramp" in his right hamstring and Chamberlain in the 8th...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain Tweets Jase Robertson For Help With His Beard Game

Joba Chamberlain is working on his beard game, so he tweeted at Jase Robertson of Duck Dynasty for a little help and guidance.
Via Gamedayr
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers wearing Zubaz (again); plane wasn’t ready for it

A couple weeks ago, Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain bought his teammates Tigers-themed zubaz in anticipation of the Tigers’ 4th annual Zubazpalooza — yes, a real thing. Photos started to leak of select players wearing the fashionable early 1990s gear around the clubhouse and Miguel Cabrera interviews, but nothing like what happened on Sunday, early Monday, after the Tigers...
Via The Outside Corner
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain gives Danny Worth a pregame massage

via Joba Chamberlain added a new title to his resume, Team Chiropractor, Wednesday when he gave utilityman Danny Worth a massage.  It appears that Chamberlain enjoyed it (A LOT) more than Worth did.  What is the adage, “if you love your job, you will never work a day in your life”? Chamberlain isn’t working.  His 4.02 ERA and 1.40 WHIP are proof. Your browser does...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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