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Watch shattered bat hit Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain

October 12, 2012|By Houston Mitchell

"I was just hoping it wasn't going to hit my face," Chamberlain said.

It has been a bad-luck season for Chamberlain. He dislocated his ankle during spring training while playing on a trampoline with his son and didn't pitch for the Yankees until July 31.

"I don't know if I'd hang out with me very much. I might need a bubble," Chamberlain said. "It happens. Obviously, it's part of the game, you take care of it and hopefully I can get after it Friday. But right now, it's Bat 1, me nothing."

Chamberlain, one of the Yankees' top relievers, had cruised through the 11th inning and probably would have pitched the 12th and 13th inning, if necessary. Instead, the Yankees were forced to bring David Phelps into the game.

Phelps gave up consecutive doubles in the 13th to give the Orioles the victory and force a decisive Game 5.

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