Robertson gets an inning in on day son is born

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.