Uh oh, Mark Teixeira Doesn’t Know Teammate David Robertson’s Name!
Something that allowed the Yankees to beat the Twins on Mark Teixeira’s walk off home run in the 11th (aside from umpire Phil Cuzzi missing the Joe Mauer double call), was the Yankees’ ability to escape the jam in the 11th. The Twins got three straight singles to start the inning (and don’t ask me why Mauer wasn’t sent home on Cuddyer’s hit) but they then stranded the bases loaded with nobody out. Despite giving up a single to Cuddyer, David Robertson retired the side to pull off the Houdini. Considering he’s the guy who allowed Mark Teixeira the chance to be the hero, you figure Tex would at least know his own teammates name. Check out the blunder by Teixeira in the postgame news conference where he refers to his teammate, David Robertson, as Nate Robertson, who’s a pitcher for the Tigers:
Come on Mark, you’re better than that! I realize that David’s just a reliever who’s pitched a little over 40 innings this season but you gotta know you’re own teammate’s names! Maybe Tex is just channeling his inner Rickey Henderson.