BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/07/05 19:11:30
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 4: Infielder Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees doubles in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays July 4, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Yankees won 4 - 3. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)


Derek Jeter doubles in ninth inning as Yankees snap nine-game skid at Tropican Fiel

S.T. PETERSBURG — Joe Girardi had planned to give Dave Robertson an inning in Wednesday’s series finale against the Rays regardless of the score, but handing him a one-run lead in the eighth turned out to be the perfect situation for the reliever.

Robertson, who suffered a pair of blown saves and losses over the past week, threw a scoreless eighth inning, handing the ball over to Rafael Soriano to save the 4-3 victory.

“I needed a nice, quick inning,” said Robertson, who walked one and struck out two in the 13-pitch frame. “I thought it was really good. It was really fortunate that the team pulled through right there and scored a bunch of runs. It was a big win for us. I was able to hold it down and get the ball to Sori.”

Although he failed to escape a couple of inherited jams this week, Robertson appears to be getting back into form, striking out 13 while walking three in eight innings since returning from the disabled list on June 15.

“He’s going to get back to where he was,” Joe Girardi said. “I said it might take some time, and that’s as good as I’ve seen him

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  • scott.cramer.503 2012/10/05 17:41:57
    YES, I AM
  • Luisito 2012/08/01 08:15:25
    YES, I AM
    Yes I am!

    Go Yankees!
  • ģhøṡτ øώl 2012/07/19 13:56:43
    No, I'M NOT
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  • prosperhappily 2012/07/19 04:17:04
    YES, I AM
    Have been for a long time.
  • Derek 2012/07/18 17:02:32
    No, I'M NOT
    I don't see how anybody could be a Yankee fan. They are a bunch of over payed over rated ass holes
  • Space Invader 2012/07/14 21:11:16
    Space Invader
    I was;but then money was not that important 1966 New York Yankees
  • bob h. 2012/07/11 13:38:12
    No, I'M NOT
    bob h.
    I haven't watched a game since Brooklyn went to LA.
  • Cleaver62 2012/07/11 12:19:39
    No, I'M NOT
    Hate them. I hate the way they try to buy a championship every year by collecting the all stars from all the other teams. It really pisses me off that money is all these players are after. Just for example, take Justin Verlander from Detroit. He spends every season trying to beat the Yankees and hates them. They Yankee management comes sniffing around his home and offers him double what Detroit is able to pay him. And he is like, got to go to where the moneys is. Why can't mid and small market teams be allowed to exist in peace and put together a team of talented players without big market money rich teams trying to break them up. There needs to be a hard salary cap in baseball before it prices itself out of the market and so small market teams can compete.
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/07/11 08:48:28
    No, I'M NOT
    Nope....not in my history! I was born in New York in August of 1955 and was about a month old when the Bums beat the Yankees for the Series for the 1st time. Been a fan ever since. By early 57 my family moved back to the Los Angeles (Both my parents were from here) and the O'Malleys knew what great fans we were and headed west a year later. They had more to move! You just can't be much of a Yankee fan with a history like that!

    go dodger blue
  • Apache 2012/07/10 18:59:55
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/07/09 15:27:55
    No, I'M NOT
    Prime Time Lime
    It is a team that does not honor equality in the league.They spend up to 10 times more on their players then many other teams,and should have only all star players on their team.If they win another world series in the next 10 years it will be too soon for me.
  • jacktown kid 2012/07/09 15:12:38
    No, I'M NOT
    jacktown kid
    They can go to HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!...
  • Bob DiN 2012/07/09 13:37:15
    YES, I AM
    Bob DiN
    They Yankees have a pretty awesome team this year. Despite many injuries to key players they are still winning. Their bench comes through in the clutch.
  • RobertRowe 2012/07/08 14:40:20
    No, I'M NOT
  • joe mauro 2012/07/07 07:09:33
    No, I'M NOT
    joe mauro
    overpaid prima donnas
  • Raphy 2012/07/07 04:03:39
    YES, I AM
    Yankees win........daaaaaaa Yankees win lol
  • Lord Emperor of Dune 2012/07/06 04:27:55
    No, I'M NOT
    Lord Emperor of Dune
    Yankees... Ugh...
  • Bunk11 2012/07/06 03:47:48
    No, I'M NOT
    I see that my teams (Phillies & Red Sox) are back at their customary bottom-dwelling spots after a few good seasons.
  • Lord Em... Bunk11 2012/07/06 04:27:18
    Lord Emperor of Dune
    I'm in the same boat. My teams suck ass, but they're MY teams, have been for 25 years, and I will be there when their luck turns....

    What's odd, though, is that my teams are the Padres and the A's, and I hate Commiefornia more than anywhere else in The Union... lol California Angels
  • LarryStylinson 2012/07/06 03:04:43
    No, I'M NOT
    I'm a jays fan toronto blue jays
  • Sean McDonald 2012/07/06 00:36:30
    No, I'M NOT
    Sean McDonald
  • Bob DiN Sean Mc... 2012/07/09 13:38:04
    Bob DiN
    Maybe next year for the Sox.
  • Yankee: The A-Hole of PHÆT 2012/07/05 22:16:32
    YES, I AM
    Yankee: The A-Hole of PHÆT
    of course
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    YES, I AM
    wolf sloan
    Big time
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/07/05 19:13:08
    YES, I AM
    Been that way for a long time ny yankees

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