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Houdini's act puts polish on CC's gem

On Sabathia's near-perfect night, Robertson comes through in clutch yet again

Updated: July 27, 2011, 4:03 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- There were two exceptional pitching performances Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, one by the starter who threw 6 1/3 perfect innings, the other by the reliever who had to clean up the mess he left behind.

And the case can be easily made that David Robertson, who threw just one perfect inning, turned in the pitching performance of the night in the Yankees' 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

This is not to say that CC Sabathia wasn't brilliant, although to say so is merely ...

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