David Robertson RP CWS 2 months ago

Robertson worked a perfect ninth inning Saturday, striking out one, to notch his 18th save of the season.

Not much has gone right for the White Sox so far, but Robertson at least has been as effective as advertised as their closer and he now sports a 2.60 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 49:7 K:BB ratio in 34.2 innings on the season.

David Robertson RP CWS 2 months ago

Robertson allowed two runs on three hits against the Tigers on Thursday, but he still earned his 15th save of the season.

He allowed four baserunners and two runs with only one out in the top of the ninth, and then it took an intentional walk to Miguel Cabrera to get out of the jam. This was his second struggle-filled outing of the week, and he has issued four of his seven walks this season over his past four starts. Still, he remains an elite ninth inning option, and his quantity of saves will only be limited by the White Sox's ability to provide him with leads.

David Robertson RP CWS 2 months ago

Robertson struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to notch his 14th save of the season.

While his four blown saves on the season seems ugly, Robertson's 2.43 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 41:5 K:BB ratio in 29.2 innings show that he's been just as dominant as the White Sox thought he would be when they signed him to be their closer.

David Robertson RP CWS 3 months ago

Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his 13th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Astros.

Robertson got his 13th save in 16 tries and has now lowered his ERA to 2.03. He also has a 0.79 WHIP and an impressive 38:3 K:BB ratio in 26.2 innings this season. His position as the White Sox closer is secure.

David Robertson RP CWS 3 months ago

Robertson picked up his 11th save with a clean inning Tuesday against Houston.

Robertson struck out two batters, the 11th time this season he has struck out at least in an inning of work. His 37 strikeouts places him fourth among relievers, behind Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances.

David Robertson RP CWS 3 months ago

Robertson allowed one hit and struck out one on his way to his tenth save of the season in the White Sox win over Houston on Friday night,

After blowing a couple of saves earlier in the week, he was given Thursday off and looked refreshed in this one as he closed down the Astros on just 12 pitches (nine for strikes). He remains firmly entrenched in the closer's role.

David Robertson RP CWS 3 months ago

Robertson is not expected to be used during Thursday's doubleheader, the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports.

He pitched two innings Wednesday and was also used Tuesday, totaling 48 pitches over the last two days. Robertson also logged his second and third blown saves of the season in those two games, giving up long balls in each game. His 2.61 ERA and 0.87 WHIP paired with 31 strikeouts in 20.2 innings still places him among the best closers in fantasy, but do not expect him get a chance in either of Thursday's games. It's difficult to peg who would get the save chance if one arises Thursday, but Zach Putnam, Zach Duke and Jake Petricka could all be considered based on matchups.

David Robertson RP CWS 3 months ago

Robertson (4-1) blew a save against Josh Donaldson and the Blue Jays for the second straight day Wednesday, giving up a ninth-inning, game-tying solo homer, but he ended up with the win.

Robertson stayed in for a second inning and benefited from some offensive support to gain the victory, but the White Sox still can't be happy to see him give up four runs in two days. Still, Robertson's been one of the best closers in the majors, and he doesn't have to deal with Donaldson and Co. again until July.

David Robertson RP CWS 3 months ago

Robertson took his first loss of the season Tuesday as he allowed a game-ending three-run home run to Josh Donaldson.

Robertson easily picked up the final out of the eighth inning in a tough situation, but all went by the wayside when he came on for the ninth. Josh Thole and Jose Reyes led off the inning with hard-hit balls, and then Josh Donaldson took him deep to right on an outside fastball. The home run ballooned Robertson's ERA from 0.98 to 2.41. There should not be too much cause for concern here - Robertson still has an absurd 29:2 K:BB in under 20 innings, and his hold on the White Sox's closer role is unquestioned.

David Robertson RP CWS 3 months ago

Robertson came on in the eighth inning to make a four-out save in the 4-3 win over Oakland on Saturday.

Robertson was perfect in the outing allowing no baserunners, but failed to record a strikeout. After a day off on Friday, Robertson was right back to it grabbing his eighth save of the season Saturday.