Robertson Earns Opening Day Save in First Outing with Mets
New York Mets reliever and former Crimson Tide ace David Robertson secured a 5-3 win for his new team on Opening Day Thursday over the Miami Marlins, earning his first save of the season.
Robertson pitched in the ninth inning, recording two strikeouts and no hits or runs on 16 pitches. One strikeout included one of the best young hitters in the game, Marlins star outfielder Jazz Chisholm Jr.
The 37-year-old from Birmingham signed a one year, $10 million contract this offseason to join the Mets, who finished second in the National League East division last season behind the Atlanta Braves.
With the unfortunate season-ending injury that Edwin Diaz suffered in the World Baseball Classic, the closing spot for the Mets remains a question mark as the season progresses.
Robertson had just six saves in 22 appearances for the Philadelphia Phillies last season, but could have more opportunities this year.
At least for now, it looks as though the right hander is tasked with closing duties on one of the best teams in all of baseball.