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David Robertson on Final Vote: “Second place is good, but we want to win”

David RobertsonDavid 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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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.”

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