Sep
25

Cashman: No Robertson for Red Sox weekend

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While Yankee fans would love to have David Robertson ready to go for the 7th inning against the Red Sox this weekend, the Yankees, with their eyes on an October prize, say their key middle reliever will not be back until next week. Mike Puma of The Post spoke with Brian Cashman after Robertson threw off the mound yesterday, and the Yanks’ GM said that the plan is to have Robertson throw another mound session on Saturday and get him into games against Kansas City and Tampa. According to Puma, barring a “physical setback,” Robertson will be ready to go for the ALDS. “If he’s healthy, he is one of our better guys,” Cashman said. Indeed.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Damn, I was hoping to see him. Oh well; it’s better to get him rested up for the playoffs.

    • Mike Pop

      Agreed. Once he’s healthy, he’s just another weapon in Girardi’s arsenal.

    • pat

      word, better safe than sorry.

  • vin

    Who needs K-Rob when you’ve got IPK!

  • Jose

    I can’t wait for Robertson to come back. Among pitchers with at least 40IP he is second in K/9 (with a 13.39) to only Jonathon Broxton (with a 13.50).

    • Salty Buggah

      First in the AL, and that’s fuckin awesome.

      • pat

        Best reliever nobody’s (outside of nyc) heard of?

        I think so.

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          At least according to Yankee fans.

          Which isn’t to say that’s not true. His K rate is stellar. He just has to get those walks under control.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          My dad still doesn’t know who Joakim Soria is.

          • Tampa Yankee
            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              I mentioned him the other night and my dad said “Who?”

          • jsbrendog

            he would if he was a starter. OH!

            http://www.hiyoooo.com

          • Salty Buggah

            That reminds me. My cousin who lives in NY and is apparently a Yanks fan (though not a big baseball fan in general so he doesnt watch many, if any, games at all) didn’t know who A-rod was when I talked to him last summer.

            • jsbrendog

              i call shenanigans on that one.

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              That’s literally impossible.

              • Salty Buggah

                no, really. But like I said, he doesnt watch the Yanks a lot.

                • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

                  A-Rod is a cultural phenomenon. His name and reputation, for better or worse, reach outside of just baseball. Unless your cousin lives in a hole in the ground, how could he not know A-Rod?

                • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

                  No, It’s possible not to know him. A few years back, I only followed the Yankees, watched their games and not religiously like now, I didn’t know who a-rod was when they traded for him. Didn’t follow pop culture. I was (and am) a skateboarder and non of that interested me, but the yanks. my grandma instilled the yanks in me, never cared about the rest of baseball.

            • vin

              No way. A-Rod is a household name/very lucrative business empire… just ask him.