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Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer off fill-in closer David Robertson in the ninth inning, falling down on a twisted ankle as he finished his swing, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the New York Yankees 4-1 on Wednesday night.
In his first chance since taking over for injured star Mariano Rivera, Robertson escaped a bases-loaded jam to save Tuesday night's 5-3 victory over the Rays. But one night later, New York got a chilling dose of real-life reality without Rivera.
With the Yankees clinging to a 1-0 lead, Sean Rodriguez singled through the left side on Robertson's first pitch and went to third when pinch-hitter Brandon Allen singled to right on the next delivery.
Nick Swisher's throw to third was over the head of the cutoff man and Allen raced to second, sliding in safely on a close play that brought a brief argument from Yankees manager Joe Girardi.
Ben Zobrist walked and Carlos Pena, called out on strikes with the bases full to end Tuesday night's game, ...
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David Robertson summed things up perfectly after last night's Yankee win against the Rays:"Mo probably would've thrown 12 pitches and broken a bat, and we'd have been gone 20 minutes ago." [Yankees.com]Mo, of course, wasn't there, and won't be until next season if all goes well. Instead, we saw the beginning of the David Robertson era. The pitcher...
For a moment it looked like David Robertson was about to cry, although it was probably the shimmer of the TV lights. Still, it didn't require any forensics to realize Robertson had just been exposed to the brave, new world without Mariano Rivera and was in a state of shock.
Over and over, the Yankees' new closer kept re-living the three-run HR he'd surrendered to Matt...
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While he may not have the efficiency that comes with years of learning and mastering a craft yet, David Robertson likely has some time to figure out how to close out games better for the New York Yankees.
After some nervy moments, Robertson and the Yankees continue their series against...
NEW YORK -- The intimidating guitar riffs of "Enter Sandman" were gone, along with the aura of invincibility Mariano Rivera brought with him on his placid jog in from the bullpen. Instead David Robertson entered the game in the ninth inning of the New York Yankees' 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night to his own music. The more jovial "Sweet Home...
David Robertson (credits below) First off, make sure to join the Fantasy Fix's $250 FREEROLL on DailyJoust.com this Friday. Click to enter.Wednesday was another wild day in a season littered with blown saves, injuries, lost jobs and general zaniness from the closer position. The closer carousel is still spinning and in fact is probably picking up steam as it goes round and...
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Last week I wrote about David Robertson taking over as closer for the New York Yankees and being the guy to own based on his stuff. Unfortunately, that stuff does not always necessarily translate once the pressure of the ninth inning is added to the mix. He picked up a save Tuesday night despite allowing three base runners in an inning of work and tonight he blew a save against...
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Robertson struck out Carlos Pena with the bases loaded to end a rocky ninth inning in his first save chance since Mariano Rivera's season-ending knee injury, helping the New York Yankees end a seven-game skid against the Tampa Bay Rays with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.
Raul Ibanez homered twice, Curtis Granderson also connected and the Yankees handed James...
The Yankees beat the Rays on Tuesday night in New York, but it didn't come easy. Leading by just two heading into the ninth inning, Joe Girardi called on David Robertson to finish things off. The right-hander came in and eventually got the save, but not after flirting with disaster by allowing two walks and a hit before putting things away. Yankees fans might have to get used...
It seems that Matt Joyce is okay after hitting the game winning home run Wednesday night against the Yankees. At least he’s well enough to be made fun of by one of his teammates about an embarrassing moment that occurred while becoming the hero. Joyce faced a 1-2 count with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, and his team was down by one. With two men on, Joyce...
By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- If Mariano Rivera was shouting at his television Tuesday night, there's no telling what the New York Yankees injured closer was doing Wednesday. Before Wednesday night's game, Rivera recounted how he had been screaming encouragement as his main successor for the rest of this season, David Robertson, wiggled out of trouble...