Joba Chamberlain Got Nailed By A Broken Bat And Had To Leave The Game

Getting hit by a ball hurts. How about getting hit by a shard of a broken bat? Let's ask Joba Chamberlain.

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In last night's Yankees-Orioles Game 4, Joba Chamberlain was pitching in the 12th inning when Orioles catcher Matt Wieters came up to bat. The score was tied 1-1, and Wieters, one of the O's best hitters, had a chance to spark some rare offense.

Chamberlain tried to go back to the mound, but after a few trial pitches, the Yankees' trainers pulled him. Look at his elbow — it looks like there's an apple underneath his skin.

Although Wieters' single ended up not mattering — the Yankees closed out the O's that inning — Baltimore took it in the 13th. Game 5 is tonight in New York.

For his part, Joba made light of his apparently terrible luck — he has a history of weird and unlikely injuries.

“I don’t know if I’d hang out with me very much. I might need a bubble. 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.”

Here's video of what happened: