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Yankees: 3 best bullpen arms of the 2009 postseason

David Robertson
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David Robertson

2009 was David Robertson’s first full season with the Yankees, it was also his first postseason. He would actually earn his nickname in his first-ever postseason appearance.

In Game Two, Robertson would be called on with runners on first and second and nobody out in the 11th. He would give up a single to the first batter and was now in big trouble. Bases loaded and nobody out. Robertson would get Delmon Young to line a first-pitch curve right into the glove of Teixeira for the first out. He would follow that up by getting Carlos Gomez to swing at the first pitch and ground a ball weakly to Mark. Who would fire home for the force, and Houdini would get the next batter to fly out to center.

He kept the game tied at two, and in the bottom of the 11th Mark Teixeira walked it off. For the rest of the postseason, Robertson pitched very well and would not allow a single run in his first-ever World Series.

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