Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel hits a ball past New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson during the seventh inning of Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The Houston Astros may not be doing a lot of talking but that’s not stopping those they screwed over from speaking out. Former New York Yankees reliever David Robertson is the latest to voice his displeasure at the 2017 sign-stealing scandal.
“It’s a disgrace what they’ve done and they’re going to have to live with it and everyone knows,” Robertson remarked.
Leading up to the ALCS that season, Robertson was an absolute witch, tossing eight innings of one-run ball, helping save the Yankees’ bacon in the AL Wild Card Game against the Minnesota Twins as well.
Yet, in Game 6 of the ALCS, Robertson yielded four runs in the eighth inning without recording an out.
“I got roughed up in Game 6,” Robertson said.
“And I felt like in that game I threw as well as I’ve ever thrown in my entire life. I had some pitches that got hit that I was a little shocked by and some pitches that didn’t get swung at that I was a little shocked by. At the time, I wasn’t thinking about what we know now. But it all comes together now and, you know, I’m upset about it, that’s for sure,” Robertson noted.
“I’m never going to get 2017 back. I can’t say moving forward I’ll never get to pitch in a LCS again, but I’ll never get that season back with that group of guys and that opportunity to win a World Series,” Robertson continued.
“Like I said, I’m still upset about it. I don’t want to say something I’m going to regret but I’m definitely not happy about it,” Robertson added.
Robertson also mentioned while he respected Carlos Beltran when the two were teammates in New York in 2014. Yet, when mentioning his involvement in the cheating scandal, Robertson remarked, “He’s got to live with it.”