David Robertson throws perfect inning in second rehab outing


In his second minor league rehab outing this afternoon, David Robertson (oblique) threw a perfect inning on 14 pitches (nine strikes). He struck out one batter before getting a fly ball to right and a grounder to second. Robertson threw a perfect inning in his first rehab appearance on Sunday as well, and if he doesn’t feel any lingering effects over the next day or two, there’s a good chance he’ll be back in the bullpen for Friday’s series opener against the Nationals.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Steve says:

    A perfect inning? He’s clearly not back on form yet. Let me know when he loads the bases and then strikes out the side.

    • 28 this year says:

      +1. Two perfect innings is definitely not Robertson’s style. Where are the walks, the clutchitude, and the Houdini acts?

  2. J.R. says:

    Who gets sent down? Eppley?

    • Cris Pengiucci says:

      Probably the most likely choice. Time to start figuring out what to do with Garcia and Phelps as well. Garcia can be traded now. is it worth it? at “only” $4M, it might be worth holding on to him. I’d also love to see Phelps get some regular work, somewhere.

      • RetroRob says:

        Not even $4 million. Probably owed about $2.5 million. He’s certainly moveable if they want.

      • James M says:

        I would say that Eppley is the one going to be called down but that is not a smart move. We have been using Eppley regularly. Phelps and Garcia just seem to take up roster space. I say either cut Garcia or call down Phelps to get some better playing time and keep Eppley. He’s a good RH ground-ball specialist who has been incredibly effective at every level at getting those ground-balls.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          Garcia doesn’t seem to have much of a use and, as someone correctly pointed out last night at an inopportune time, David Phelps is pretty close to appearing on the side of a milk carton. Eppley certainly has a role in a Girardi-style matchup bullpen and has been, minimum, serviceable. He may not be done riding the shuttle, but I’m not convinced he’s first to go here, or even second to go.

          Anyone know what George Kontos is up to lately?

    • Need Pitching says:

      My guess would be Phelps gets sent down. Girardi seems to like Eppley. Phelps has been buried in the bullpen and hasn’t pitched since June 2 while Eppley is getting fairly regular usage. No sense carrying Phelps if they are never going to use him.

  3. Jose M. Vazquez.. says:

    Good news indeed. Hope he will be back for the Nats series. Also hope that Mariano’s surgery goes well and that he soon starts rehab.

    • RetroRob says:

      Mo will be available this weekend.

      And if that happened, I will have religion!

      • Cris Pengiucci says:

        A local radio station here in Colorado Springs played “Enter Sandman” this morning. Must have been due to Mo’s scheduled surgery today. :-)

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        You thought that was actually Cody Eppley on the mound last night? It was Mo under a “non-descript white guy” mask.

      • Tom says:

        Probably not this weekend….

        I thought that slacker needs 8 innings of work to get ready. :-)

  4. Kosmo says:

    in the same game Mustelier had 2 hits and 2 SB.

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