Robertson gets an inning in on day son is born

Robertson gets an inning in on day son is born

NEW YORK -- There may come a day when young Luke Joseph Robertson asks about the day that he was born, and his dad will have a pretty good story to tell.

Hours after Yankees reliever David Robertson and his wife, Erin, welcomed their first child on Monday, the right-hander pitched a scoreless eighth inning with a strikeout in New York's contest against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

Of course, that was before Rafael Soriano served up a three-run, ninth-inning homer to Colby Rasmus, sparking a chain of events that led to New York's 8-7 loss in 11 innings.

That probably didn't dampen Robertson's glee once he got home. Earlier in the day, Robertson tweeted a photo of himself beaming while holding their son, who weighed in at eight pounds, seven ounces and was born in New York City.

The due date had been a week earlier, so Robertson had been anxiously checking his phone for updates during the Yankees' seven-day road trip to Chicago and Cleveland, ready to get on a plane at a moment's notice.

"Really good timing on Erin's part, I've got to tell you," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before the game.