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Robertson could be bridge to success

Emerging reliever may prove critical to Bronx Bombers' championship hopes this season

Updated: July 13, 2011, 8:39 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

PHOENIX -- In the American League clubhouse at the All-Star Game, some New York reporters chatted with David Robertson before the start of Tuesday night's game. When the talk turned to the bullpen, Robertson -- who's traveled from the sixth inning to the All-Star Game this year -- praised Luis Ayala's emergence and Boone Logan's recent work before praising Mariano Rivera.

Then a reporter joked, "Are you looking forward to meeting [Rafael] Soriano?"

"Come on," Robertson said ...

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