|Aug. 12 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET13:16 ET17:16 GMT1:16 10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST12:46 PM VEN21:16 UAE12:16 PM CT-White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he is sticking with David Robertson as his closer, although he blew saves in the first two games of this series and six this season.
Analysis: "At some point it's going to turn for me and hopefully I'll get on a roll," Robertson said. "Right now I've definitely been doing a poor job out there and I need to pick it up."
|Aug. 10 10:01 AM PT11:01 AM MT12:01 PM CT1:01 PM ET13:01 ET17:01 GMT1:01 10:01 AM MST12:01 PM EST12:31 PM VEN21:01 UAE12:01 PM CT-Robertson blew his third save opportunity since the All-Star break after allowing a run in the ninth inning Tuesday in Kansas City.
Analysis: Robertson did enter the game having converted three straight chances, but he owns a 7.20 ERA and has allowed four homers in 10 innings in 10 appearances since the break. He's certainly not the most reliable option right now, though his closer's job does appear to be reasonably safe.
|July 25 9:14 AM PT10:14 AM MT11:14 AM CT12:14 PM ET12:14 ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST11:44 AM VEN20:14 UAE11:14 AM CT-Robertson's recent struggles continued Sunday as he blew his second straight save opportunity. He gave up three solo homers in the ninth inning against Detroit before the White Sox scored in the bottom half to give him the win.
Analysis: Robertson has allowed seven runs and seven hits - four homers - in his last four innings.
|July 9 3:28 PM PT4:28 PM MT5:28 PM CT6:28 PM ET18:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)5:28 PM CT-Robertson won't pitch until after the All-Star break due to an upper left leg strain.
Analysis: Nate Jones handled the ninth inning in Saturday's 5-4 win over Atlanta and will be the designated closer for Sunday's game as well. Robertson is expected to be ready to go when the White Sox return from the break Friday.
|June 16 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Robertson allowed two hits but picked up his 16th save in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Tigers.
Analysis: Since a blow-up against the Nationals on June 8, Robertson has converted three straight save chances and hasn't given up a run over four innings in his four appearances.
|June 10 1:14 PM PT2:14 PM MT3:14 PM CT4:14 PM ET16:14 ET20:14 GMT4:14 1:14 PM MST3:14 PM EST3:44 PM VEN0:14 UAE (+1)3:14 PM CT-Robertson wrapped up his 14th save in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Nationals. He struck out one but also allowed a pair of hits.
Analysis: Robertson has been shaky of late with a 16.20 ERA over his last five appearances. He's given up 11 hits and walked four over five innings in that span.
|May 29 11:13 AM PT12:13 PM MT1:13 PM CT2:13 PM ET14:13 ET18:13 GMT2:13 11:13 AM MST1:13 PM EST1:43 PM VEN22:13 UAE1:13 PM CT-Robertson had an afternoon to forget in Saturday's epic loss at Kansas City.
Analysis: The usually dependable closer was rocked for six runs while retiring just two batters as the Royals scored seven times in the ninth to pull out an 8-7 win. Robertson saw his ERA rise from 0.96 to 3.72 with the rough outing.
|Apr. 28 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET17:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)4:05 PM CT-Robertson has been reinstated from the bereavement list after a three-day absence. He left the team Thursday following the death of his father-in-law.
Analysis: The right-hander, who hasn't pitched since Wednesday, was available for Sunday's series finale against the Baltimore Orioles. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said, "He'll be in there if we have a lead." Robertson has eight saves and a 0.87 ERA in 10 appearances for the first-place White Sox.
|2008||NYY||4||0||0 - 0||25||0||0||30.1||29||18||18||3||15||2||36||1.45||5.34|
|2009||NYY||2||1||1 - 1||45||0||0||43.2||36||19||16||4||23||1||63||1.35||3.30|
|2010||NYY||4||5||1 - 3||64||0||0||61.1||59||26||26||5||33||6||71||1.50||3.82|
|2011||NYY||4||0||1 - 4||70||0||0||66.2||40||9||8||1||35||6||100||1.13||1.08|
|2012||NYY||2||7||2 - 5||65||0||0||60.2||52||19||18||5||19||0||81||1.17||2.67|
|2013||NYY||5||1||3 - 5||70||0||0||66.1||51||15||15||5||18||1||77||1.04||2.04|
|2014||NYY||4||5||39 - 44||63||0||0||64.1||45||23||22||7||23||2||96||1.06||3.08|
|2015||CWS||6||5||34 - 41||60||0||0||63.1||46||27||24||7||13||2||86||0.93||3.41|
|2016||CWS||4||2||33 - 39||53||0||0||54.0||47||22||22||6||27||3||61||1.37||3.67|
|Career||35||26||114 - 142||515||0||0||510.2||405||178||169||43||206||23||671||1.20||2.98|
|2009||NYY||Total||2||0||0 - 0||5||0||0||5.1||4||0||0||0||3||2||3||0.00|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|LCS||1||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.0||1||0||0||0||2||2||1||0.00|
|WS||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.1||2||0||0||0||1||0||2||0.00|
|2010||NYY||Total||0||0||0 - 0||6||0||0||3.1||8||6||6||1||2||1||5||16.20|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||0.2||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0.00|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||4||0||0||2.2||8||6||6||1||1||1||4||20.25|
|2011||NYY||Total||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.00|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.00|
|2012||NYY||Total||1||0||0 - 0||6||0||0||6.1||3||1||1||1||0||0||7||1.42|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||4||0||0||4.1||1||0||0||0||0||0||5||0.00|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.0||2||1||1||1||0||0||2||4.50|
|Career||3||0||0 - 0||19||0||0||17.0||15||7||7||2||5||3||17||3.71|