David Robertson was unavailable on Wednesday due to arm fatigue

Yankees and Kuroda outlast Kershaw in 3-0 win
The Trade Deadline Of Our Discontent

Joe Girardi confirmed David Robertson was not available on Wednesday due to arm fatigue. That explains why he didn’t come out for a second inning in Tuesday night’s loss as well. Robertson told Girardi he was a bit gassed after pitching in three of the last four days and four of the last six days. The Yankees are off on Thursday, so their setup man will get two straight days off — and three out of four off — before starting the weekend series against the Padres on Friday. Check out our Bullpen Workload page for recent reliever usage details.

Yankees and Kuroda outlast Kershaw in 3-0 win
The Trade Deadline Of Our Discontent
  • forensic

    They should send him in for TJ surgery anyway, just to be safe.

    • I’m One

      He’ll need recovery time, so they’ll have a reason to ask Mariano to put off retirement one more year.

  • Winter

    This just goes to show that, no matter how much we complain about Girardi’s moves, there are tons of factors he has to take into account that we know nothing about.

  • Havok9120

    Cashmen failed.

    • forensic

      There are more than one of him now??? Geez, things just keep getting worse and worse…


      • trr

        Maybe it’s his evil twin that failed?

        • Bubba

          Does he have a goatee?

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Brian Cashman with a goatee would be just wrong, but I like your thinking.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    They should shut him down at least until Sunday. DRob is kind of on the small side. I worry about whether he’ll be able to take the grind of being The Closer next year. Hope Joba gets a chance at a meaningful inning or two & takes advantage of it.

    • jsbrendog

      the grind of the closer is much easier than the setup/middle reliever, at least in total IP. Plus even the best closers rarely work more than 2 or 3 days in a row.

      • Mister D

        And in times warming up but not entering.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      When this happens to Mariano a couple of times a year, we call it WWWMW. No one’s questioning whether he could handle the grind.

  • Wheels

    Fallacy huh, Greg?