February 27, 2021

David Robertson’s painful Yankees memory sparks Astros tirade (New York Post)

Ex-Yankees reliever David Robertson joined a long list of pitchers to who have complained they were personally victimized by the Astros sign-stealing operation in 2017.

“It’s a disgrace what they’ve done and they’re going to have to live with it and everyone knows,” Robertson, starting his second season with the Phillies, told reporters in Clearwater, Fla. on Wednesday.

Robertson, who was in his second stint with the Yankees in 2017, allowed just four runs in 30 games for New York after getting traded from the White Sox. Through six appearances that postseason, including a scoreless two-inning stint in Houston, he allowed just one run in 11 innings. But then had the worst postseason outing of his career.

Entering in the bottom of the eighth with the Yankees trailing Houston 3-1 in Game 6 of the ALCS, Robertson was lit up for four hits and four runs, unable to retire any of the four batters he faced.

“I got roughed up in Game 6,” Robertson said. “And I felt like in that game I threw as well as I’ve ever thrown in my entire life. I had some pitches that got hit that I was a little shocked by and some pitches that didn’t get swung at that I was a little…

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