Ooooo, look Michael the Kay…maybe David Robertson does have that “special mindset” to get the final three outs in a game! (topples over)
“I was thinking, ‘Don’t blow your first opportunity,’ ” Robertson said. “I was afraid Mo might come back in here and slap me around.” He then managed a smile, because he was then talking about how he was able to rear back and throw three fastballs over the outside corner — maybe a little off the outside corner — that froze Pena. Game over. As he walked in toward catcher Russell Martin, Robertson put his hands to his head, a sign of relief.
“Mo probably would’ve thrown 12 pitches, broken a bat and we’d have all been gone 10 minutes ago,” Robertson said, before talking about what Rivera told the team before he left Kansas City to see the doctors about his torn knee ligament. “He told the team to hold together, to pick each other up, and go from there. That’s what we’re going to have to do.”
...“I think it’s important for David,” Girardi said. “Sometimes he doesn’t seem comfortable until the bases are loaded, but he threw strikes and got the job done. He had a good fastball and a good curveball and those are his trademark pitches. He can handle this. I think as time goes on, he’ll get more and more comfortable. Obviously, the first one at home, where people are used to seeing Mo come in, it was important for him.”
Posted: May 09, 2012 at 06:09 AM | 63 comment(s)
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