Daniel Robertson delivered a two-out single in the ninth inning. Moments later, he scored the game-winning run for the Columbus Clippers who defeated the Buffalo Bisons 5-4 last night in walkoff fashion.
Columbus Clippers outfielder (and second baseman if needed) Daniel Robertson has now recorded a hit in nine consecutive games for the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Earlier this week when asked what he’s been focused on it didn’t take long for him to say this:
Just trying to do what I can to help the team win.
Robertson didn’t get too descriptive in his preparation, but provided a little more detail later:
Just trying to spend all my energy on making sure that I’m prepared to do the things that they’re asking me to do… It’s a game that has a bunch of intricacies that you need to be focused on and I think everybody in this clubhouse is focused on those from the coaching staff down.
Robertson, who’s now 31-years old and was drafted in 2008 has plenty of baseball experience. He’s played in 931 games for the minors and 148 games in the major leagues.
With that experience he’s come to a personal realization that it’s all about a team-first approach in the end:
I think I finally have an understanding that it’s always gonna be about the name that’s on the front of the jersey. You know, it’s never really gonna be about what’s on the back. And I feel like if you take care of what’s on the front then the game will always take care of you. So, to me it’s just coming out here and giving everything I have to the guys, to the coaching staff, to the Indians’ organization and to the game of baseball playing it the right way.
As for the atmosphere at Huntington Park and the fans who come, Robertson had this to say:
It’s just beautiful to come to a park that’s real nice, it’s right in the center of downtown, the weather is great and the fans are even better. You know they care about a good product on the field and they care if you win.
The Columbus Clippers will be back at it tonight at Huntington Park with a doubleheader scheduled agains the Syracuse Chiefs.