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Wearing socks low, Robertson bounces back

David Robertson insists that he isn’t the superstitious type, but it was impossible not to notice that he took the mound last night wearing his socks low, returning to the look that worked for him on Wednesday against the Rays in St. Petersburg.

Robertson said that it had nothing to do with his troublesome outing on Thursday, when he faced three batters and retired none, serving up two home runs to the Orioles at Camden Yards. Well, it wasn’t his idea, at least.

“I’m not [superstitious], I swear,” Robertson said. “here’s other guys on this team who are very superstitious. I was told [to wear my socks low].”

Asked by whom, Robertson pointed to the locker assigned to fellow reliever Boone Logan.

“I’m not going to name any names, but it’s the guy in the locker next to me,” he said.

More importantly, Robertson got back to throwing his curveball, which has been noticeably absent in recent outings. Robertson said that he isn’t doing anything differently and just likes the way he is throwing his fastball lately, but he threw three straight curves to Adam Jones and whiffed the red-hot slugger.

“I had a good curveball tonight,” Robertson said. “I got him to chase a first-strike curveball; threw it again, he swung. I saw an opportunity to hopefully get a strikeout there and was able to get a good curveball down and away and he took a swing at it.”

David Robertson on the comeback trail

Yankees reliever David Robertson pitched a scoreless inning today for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out one and permitting no hits.

Robertson threw 11 pitches (eight strikes) as the Yankees lost, 5-4, to Louisville in Rochester, N.Y.

The Yankees are hoping Robertson can return to their bullpen on Friday in Washington, D.C.

Yankees’ Robertson out with ribcage soreness

Joe Girardi called his clubhouse a “M*A*S*H*” unit, and it sure feels like that. David Robertson is among the Yankees’ walking wounded, having been unavailable since Friday with left ribcage soreness. Robertson could be sent for tests tomorrow morning in Baltimore.

“I’m not really concerned,” Robertson said. “I would like to get back out there as soon as I can. But I don’t want to go out there and take a risk, end up putting myself on the DL for a long period of time. There’s a little worry, but I honestly don’t think it’s too bad.”

With Robertson out, Rafael Soriano came in and locked down the save tonight in New York’s 8-5 win over the Orioles.

Yankees’ David Robertson takes to Twitter after blown save

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 –

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.”

“Huge relief” as Robertson has only bone bruise

Joe Girardi could finally exhale with the knowledge that reliever David Robertson suffered only a bone bruise on his right foot after stumbling down the stairs of his residence on Wednesday evening.

“It’s a huge relief,” Girardi said. “Obviously this is good news.”

Robertson will wear a boot on the foot until Sunday and then will be eased back into action, assuming he can tolerate whatever discomfort remains. Girardi said that he expects Robertson will be ready for Opening Day.


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