David Robertson never got around to making any travel or vacation plans for his All-Star break, instead committing one of his free days to appear in a charity golf tournament benefiting victims of last year’s Hurricane Sandy.
Since Robertson is already going to be in the New York area, it’d be no problem for him to join Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano with the rest of the All-Stars at Citi Field on July 16, and so he’d love to continue building on a strong start in the Final Vote campaign.
Robertson jumped to second place in the AL on Tuesday, trailing only the Blue Jays’ Steve Delabar, and fans have until Thursday to help Robertson make up that ground and punch a ticket for what would be his second career All-Star game.
“Second place is good, but we want to win. I want to go to the All-Star Game,” Robertson said. “I’ve gotten a tremendous amount of support. I can’t say enough about what my teammates have done and the staff here with the Yankees. They’re giving me every opportunity to get on the radio and try to spread the word to hopefully swing a few more votes.”
Robertson said that he wants to urge fans to go to MLB.com to cast their votes. He has been trending on Twitter with the hashtag #HighSocksForVotes, and he appreciates that, but it is important to note that tweets will only count as votes between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.
Right now, the best way to vote for Robertson is to go to MLB.com. Robertson is listed with Delabar, Koji Uehara of the Red Sox, Joaquin Benoit of the Tigers and Tanner Scheppers of the Rangers.
“Right now, if you’re a Yankees fan and want to see me go to the All-Star Game, go to MLB.com and vote for David Robertson as many times as you want,” Robertson said.
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We know that Alex Rodriguez had arthroscopic left hip surgery yesterday, but there’s an interesting side note in the way that he has apparently embraced social media. The Yankees third baseman posted the accompanying photo of himself on Facebook with the caption, “Surgery went well! The road to recovery officially begins … looking forward to the challenges ahead.”
The Yankees said that Rodriguez’s left hip surgery, performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, went as expected and there were no complications. His expected recovery time is six months.
Before the procedure, A-Rod also posted a photo of himself walking through the halls of the hospital with the caption, “Thanks for all the prayers & well wishes. I’ll admit I’m a little nervous, but I’m in great hands.”
David Robertson said last night at Yankee Stadium that he wasn’t going to be able to avoid seeing highlights of his blown save on television. In the wake of the Yankees’ 4-1 loss to the Rays, Robertson couldn’t resist checking social media, either.
Robertson logged on to Twitter late last night to see what was filling his ‘Mentions’ column, and he seems to have been pleasantly surprised by what he found –
I expected to be slaughtered tonight on twitter, but the support y'all have shown reminds me how amazing Yankee fans are.—
David Robertson (@DRob30) May 10, 2012
Tonight sucked, but if there is one thing Mo has shown me it's how important it is to turn the page.—
David Robertson (@DRob30) May 10, 2012
Nick Swisher said that he doesn’t believe Robertson will have difficulty shrugging off the game. Robertson had a one-run lead in the ninth and coughed up four runs, permitting a game-tying sacrifice fly to B.J. Upton and a go-ahead, three-run homer to Matt Joyce.
“I think he’ll be right back here tomorrow ready to go,” Swisher said. “He’s that type of guy. I’ve gotten real close to him the past couple of years and he’s a fighter, man. I mean, in a situation like that, I wouldn’t want anybody else out there other than him right now.”