Last weekend, a swarm of flying bugs interrupted the pregame game between the NFL Browns and Chargers at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, taking only a minute or two of the first A call to ping Joba Chamberlain. Players and fans on both teams are fighting the pest known as Lake Erie midges.
” You can hear their Sounds; they’re everywhere,” Chamberlain said recently. “You try to swallow them without opening your mouth. Yes, it’s fun. ”
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Then21, Chamberlain’s field goal was 0. 30 ERA at 21 regular season appearance, strikeout 21 batting Hand. He showed good control, walked six times and threw a crazy pitch on his first 04 Major League innings. Cleveland played the first game of the ALDS -3 rout, but Yankees are on edge in Game 2 — only scoring on Melky Cabrera homer .
Andy Pettitte at The first 6 1/3 innings pitched with 7 hits. A double and a walk from a veteran left-hander prompted Torre to stretch out his right index finger to call Chamberlain, who threw out Franklin Gutierrez and hit a fly ball in right field Retired Casey Black and escaped the seventh inning. So far so good.
Chamberlain and Yankees played in the bottom of the eighth inning. Affected by the unseasonably warm fall of Northeast Ohio (27 degree first pitching) effect, midges have arrived. In search of a mate, a cloud obscures the bright lights of what was then known as Jacobs Field – they appear to be centered on the pitcher’s mound.
“I was like, ‘This is not normal. I never saw Over this,'” Chamberlain said.
” I tried to throw and then it became Worse,” Chamberlain said. “I was sweating and I kept hitting the bugs. Geno came out and [referee] Laz Diaz was behind the plate; as we all know foreign objects by now, what Geno did was technically illegal because it It gets sticky. But he sprayed it on everyone and it backfired because they were more attracted to moisture.”
“It was good to know then,” Chamberlain Say. “I’m glad they didn’t bite because I’d be in pain.”
At the Guardians’ Spring Training Center in Goodyear, Arizona, the prospect walks past a black and white photo of Carmona/Hernandez from that game. The pitcher is focused and refuses to be distracted by midges or anything.
“It’s something you can’t get around,” Triston Mack said. Kenzie said he’ll start Cleveland’s Game 3 on Saturday (and also played in last weekend’s Browns/Charge game). “You just have to exercise yourself and get through it. It’s like a swarm of mosquitoes, but when you try to slap them away, they don’t care. They’ll land on you no matter what.”
“It never fails,” Chamberlain said. “I guess you’ll always be remembered for worse things.”