Robertson takes to Twitter after blown save
On Tuesday night, he was called upon for the first save opportunity since the Yankees lost Mariano Rivera to a torn ACL, and even though he worked himself into trouble, the Bombers’ “Houdini” worked out of it as well to record his first save of the season.
On Wednesday, however, Robertson then recorded his first blown save of the season, getting roughed up for four runs in 2/3 of an inning – the first runs he has allowed since last August – in the Yankees’ 4-1 loss to the Rays.
In a post-game interview, the 27-year-old fireballer said that he knew he wouldn’t be able avoid seeing highlights of his blown save on television, and also knew that there would be some backlash amongst Yankees fans as well.
But when he checked his Twitter account just after midnight, he apparently found much more positive reinforcement than he expected, leading to a trio of thankful Tweets from @DRob30:
“I expected to be slaughtered tonight on Twitter, but the support y'all have shown reminds me how amazing Yankee fans are,” reads the first.
That was followed up by an admission of a learning experience, as Robertson said that “Tonight sucked, but if there is one thing Mo has shown me it's how important it is to turn the page.”
Finally, Robertson was ready to close the book and look ahead.
“And look, it's already after midnight, which means it's a new day. Let's take this series tomorrow! #GoYanks,” read his final Tweet of the night.
Robertson will likely be unavailable for that series finale, as he has thrown nearly 50 pitches in the last two days – but it’s clear that when he is called upon again, “D-Rob” will have long forgotten about his rough outing on Wednesday.