Tuesday, June 1, 2010

R.I.P. Jeriome Robertson

Sad news from over the weekend as we found out former Astro Jeriome Robertson died in a motorcycle crash. He was 33.

In December 2008 we ran a Wherefore Art Thou piece on the former pitcher. In 2003 he was 15-9 with a 5.10 ERA - the highest number of wins by a rookie in franchise history.

Robertson was a 24th round draft choice in 1995, and joined the rotation full time as SP3 in 2003. His season did not start so great: 4.1IP, 10H/8ER on April 3 vs. Colorado. Bouncing back with a 7IP, 2H/1ER, 8K:3BB performance againt the Reds, it took him until May 22 to get his second win, having been skipped in the rotation between his 6th and 7th starts.

From May 22-July 22, Robertson was 9-0 with a 3.04 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP, and the Astros were 11-1 in his starts.

Robertson's 15 wins were good for 9th in the NL, and his .625 winning percentage was 7th in the League.