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David Robertson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Robertson bent but didn't break, allowing two runs but still preserving the lead as the White Sox topped the Tigers 8-7 in 10 innings on Thursday.
Carlos Sanchez's three-run triple appeared to be more than enough for the White Sox in the top half of the 10th, but Robertson wound up loading the bases on two singles and a walk with one out. Pinch-hitter Bryan Holaday then brought in two runs on another single. Robertson bounced back, getting Ian Kinsler to fly out, then getting Josh Wilson to strike out to end the game. Robertson has had a few more stressful situations than the White Sox would prefer, now 15-for-19 in save opportunities with a 2.84 ERA and a 44/7 K/BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings. Jun 25 - 5:32 PM

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David Robertson blew a save and took the loss Friday against the Rangers after allowing two runs in the ninth inning.

Following a brilliant outing from Chris Sale, Robertson was trying to hold a one-run lead, but he issued a one-out walk to Shin-Soo Choo before giving up a single to Elvis Andrus and uncorking a wild pitch to move both runners into scoring position. He was able to get Joey Gallo to strike out swinging for the second out, but after walking Prince Fielder intentionally to load the bases, pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a go-ahead two-run single. The White Sox have now lost eight straight games. This was Robertson's fourth blown save of the season and his third in his last seven chances.
Jun 19 - 11:52 PM

David Robertson earned his 12th save of the season in the White Sox' win over the Astros on Tuesday.

Robertson gave up a hit to start his outing but regrouped to put the Astros away without much consternation. The appearance was his fourth straight without allowing a run, lowering his ERA to 2.10 with a 0.78 WHIP and 38/3 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings of work.
Jun 10 - 12:44 AM

David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 11th save as the White Sox narrowly escaped with a 3-1 win against the Astros on Monday.

Robertson hit Chris Carter with a pitch to bring the potential tying run to the plate with one out, but got consecutive strikeouts of Carlos Correa and Hank Conger to finish out the game. Robertson has gotten the save in 11 of 14 tries thus far with a 2.19 ERA and an outstanding 37/3 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings.
Jun 8 - 11:47 PM

David Robertson pitched a scoreless 11th inning Friday against the Astros to convert his 10th save of the season.

After blowing back-to-back saves earlier this week, Robertson bounced back nicely in this one, working around a two-out single to finish off the victory. The 30-year-old has a 2.49 ERA and 32/3 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings of work this season and is clearly a top-tier closer in fantasy leagues.
May 30 - 12:41 AM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said David Robertson probably won't pitch in Thursday's doubleheader.

Robertson blew back-to-back saves on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Wednesday's appearance was a two-inning affair. Chicago will play the matchups if a save opportunity arises at some point Thursday at Camden Yards. Robertson still owns a shiny 2.61 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and 31/3 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings this season and is not at all in danger of losing his job as the White Sox closer.
May 28 - 11:30 AM

David Robertson blew the save but vultured a win as the White Sox won 5-3 in 10 innings over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Robertson was victimized by Josh Donaldson on Tuesday as he hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Donaldson bit him again on Wednesday, hitting a game-tying solo home run in the ninth. The White Sox rallied for two runs in the top of the 10th and Robertson tossed a scoreless bottom-half to grab the win. He's 4-1 and 9-for-12 in save chances with a 2.61 ERA and a 31/3 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings.
May 27 - 4:27 PM

David Robertson blew his second save on Tuesday, serving up a walk-off three-run home run in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Robertson, who got the final out of the eighth inning, entered the bottom of the ninth protecting a 9-7 lead. He allowed a lead-off single to Josh Thole, followed by a Jose Reyes double to bring up Josh Donaldson. Donaldson clubbed a walk-off three-run home run to right field. Robertson falls to 9-for-11 in save chances with a 2.41 ERA and a 29/2 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings.
May 26 - 10:59 PM

David Robertson earned a four-out save Saturday as the White Sox beat the A's by a score of 4-3.

Robertson was called on in the bottom of the eighth inning to protect a flimsy one-run Chicago lead and he did what he's done all year: dominated the opposition. The right-hander boasts a 1.10 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 27/2 K/BB ratio over his first 16 1/3 innings with the Pale Hose. Saturday's save was his eighth of the season.
May 17 - 12:31 AM

Manager Robin Ventura said David Robertson was given Friday off simply because of his heavy workload earlier this week.

Robertson pitched Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so Ventura explained that he thought a second straight day off was needed Friday. That doesn't necessarily mean there's nothing physical going on -- Robertson did have some forearm soreness this spring -- but hopefully it just was the rest issue.
May 16 - 2:11 AM

David Robertson was held out of a save opportunity Friday against the Athletics.

Zach Duke instead pitched the ninth for his first save, barely escaping when a rundown between home and third accounted for the final out. That Robertson didn't pitch or even warm up certainly suggests an injury or illness was involved. We should hear more in a few.
May 16 - 1:47 AM

David Robertson threw a perfect ninth inning against the Brewers Tuesday to earn his sixth save of the season.

Robertson threw 11 strikes of 13 pitches, punching out two in the inning. It was a nice bounce-back appearance for the right-hander, who allowed his first earned run of the season his last time out. Robertson now has a 0.64 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 25/1 K/BB ratio over 14 innings of work.
May 12 - 11:29 PM

David Robertson had his first blown save of the season on Sunday, surrendering two runs in the ninth inning against the Reds.

Robertson had been a perfect 5-for-5 in save opportunities. And, for that matter, had not allowed a run this season. Both streaks of perfection came to an end after he gave up three straight hits to open the ninth--a pair of singles, followed by a two-run double by Zach Cozart to knot the contest at 3-3. The White Sox would win the game in the bottom of the inning via a Gordon Beckham single. Robertson holds a 23/1 K/BB and 0.69 ERA in 12 innings and despite Sunday's hiccup, remains a top closer.
May 10 - 5:32 PM

David Robertson pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Tigers to earn his fourth save of the season Tuesday.

Robertson threw 10 strikes among his 13 pitches in the efficient outing. The right-hander still hasn't allowed a run and has given up just four hits and a walk through 10 appearances.
May 5 - 11:27 PM

David Robertson allowed two hits to the Royals on Sunday, but still managed to secure his third save of the season.

Robertson has yet to allow a run this season, though he played with fire in his latest save attempt. With the White Sox holding a 5-3 lead, Alex Gordon hit a one-out single. Robertson then fanned Salvador Perez before allowing a Paulo Orlando base-knock to put runners on first and second. The former Yankee survived, though, inducing an Omar Infante grounder to walk away with his third save of the season. Through seven innings, he's compiled a 14/1 K/BB to go with that sweet 0.00 ERA. He could contend for the league lead in saves when all is said and done.
Apr 26 - 6:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Daniel Webb
7Scott Carroll
8Matt Albers
9Nate Jones
10Junior Guerra