Huff admits to baiting Joba
Aubrey Huff said he wasn't trying to show up Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain when he twice pumped his fist in an animated fashion rounding the bases after his three-run home run in the first inning, but he admitted that it was payback for some of Chamberlain's on-field antics.
"He does that stuff all the time as a pitcher, so I was having a little fun with him,'' Huff said. "I wasn't trying to show anybody up."
Chamberlain wasn't particularly efficient in the other five innings he pitched, but he did not give up another run and ended up getting the decision.
"After the first, he shut us down,'' Huff said. "I saw him pretty good all day, so I really can't explain that, but he was getting strike one and his curveball got better. He obviously was throwing a little harder as he went along."