The Worst Yankees Nightmare

May 10, 2012 12:00 AM

The Worst Yankees Nightmare

" The good news is that part of being a closer is having a short enough memory to bounce back from a bad outing to save the next one.

We'll now get a chance to find out if David Robertson can do that because he blew his first save as Mariano Rivera's replacement on Wednesday night. Robertson entered the game with a 1-0 lead, loaded the bases in six pitches and then watched the game float away on a sacrifice fly and a three-run home run by Matt Joyce.

While many people like to talk about whether or not some pitcher has the mentality it takes to be a closer and will therefore panic about Robertson's fitness, it's not like this was a very typical Robertson outing. It was the first home run Robertson has given up to a lefty in almost two years and the first runs of any kind he's allowed since last August.

It was also a very typical Robertson outcome, though "

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