Married to Whitney and makes his offseason home in Exeter, Calif. ... selected in the 24th round of the June 1995 draft ... recommended by Greg Whitworth, Rick Schroeder, and Gene Wellman... attended Union High School in California.
Acquired from the Indians in a minor league deal in August, Robertson spent the rest of the season at Triple-A Edmonton, where he went 1-3 with a 5.73 ERA in seven starts. He spent his entire time in Cleveland as a reliever and went 4-5 with a 7.27 ERA.
- Finished 15-9 with a 5.10 ERA (91ER/160.2IP) in 32 games (31 starts)...walked 64 and struck out 99.
- led the Astros and ranked tied for ninth in the National League with 15 wins...led all Major League rookies in wins.
- tied for the lead among rookies in the Majors with 31 starts...ranked 10th among NL rookies with a 5.10 ERA, third in
winning percentage (.625), fifth in innings (160.2), sixth in strikeouts (99) and 10th in opponents batting average against
- tied for the second longest winning streak in the Majors with his nine-game string from May 22-July 22...was the longest
streak by a rookie.
- set the Astros franchise rookie record with his 15th win of the season on Sept. 16 at Coloarado...allowed two runs over
seven innings...retired eight of the last nine batters he faced...hit an RBI triple.
- notched his 14th win of the season on Sept. 10 at Milwaukee to tie Roy Oswalt for the most wins by a rookie in club history
(Oswalt won 14 games in 2001)...allowed one run over six innings, including five strikeouts.
- set the Astros rookie record for wins by a lefty by recording his 13th victory of the year on Sept. 3 at LA...allowed two runs
and five hits in 5.2 innings of Houstonbs 8-2 victory...old record was held by Jim Deshaies, who won 12 in 1986 (12-5).
- suffered the loss on July 27 vs. Chicago in his shortest outing as a starter...allowed six hits and three runs in 1.2 innings...the
loss snapped his nine-game winning streak.
- posted a nine-game winning streak, from May 22-July 22..streak was the franchise record for a rookie...the previous
record was held by Roy Oswalt, who had a pair of six-game streaks in 2001 (June 2-July 13 and Aug. 4-Sept. 9)...the
streak is the longest by an Astro this season.
- won six consecutive starts from June 22-July 22.
- tossed 7.1 shutout innings on July 22 at Pittsburgh for his ninth consecutive win...equaled his longest start of the
season...allowed just three hits...went 1x3 at the plate with an RBI.
- recorded his eighth consecutive win on July 17 at Cincinnati...notched his seventh straight win with the Astros 12-2 win
over the Reds on July 9 ...struck out seven over seven innings.
- won his sixth consecutive decision and allowed seven hits and three runs in a season-high 7.1 innings of work in Houstonbs
7-3 win over Milwaukee on July 3.
- won his fifth consecutive decision after pitching six innings and allowing no runs on five hits on June 28 vs. Texas...Houston
shut out the Rangers 2-0.
- did not record a decision in his first Interleague start of 2003, an 11-8 win vs. Tampa Bay on June 6...snapped a streak of
wins in three consecutive starts.
- won three consecutive starts from May 22-June 1.
- recalled from Triple A New Orleans on May 12 and made his only relief appearance of the year on same day at Pittsburgh,
throwing 1.2 innings in a 9-4 win.
- optioned to the Zephyrs on May 2...made one start for New Orleans, beating Omaha at home (6.2,7,5,5,2,6).
- recorded his first Major League win on April 10 vs. Cincinnati at Minute Maid Park...pitched seven innings and struck out
a career-high eight batters.
- suffered the loss in his first start of the season on April 3 vs. Colorado...touched for seven runs in the fifth inning before
departing with one out.
- earned a spot in the starting rotation out of Spring Training.
- Pitched in 11 games (one start) in his first big league stint, going 0-2 with a 6.52 ERA (7ER/9.2IP).
- made his Major League debut in a start on Sept. 2 at Texas...suffered the loss and allowed six hits and two runs in 2.2 innings, striking out one and walking one...contract was purchased from New Orleans before the game.
- pitched in 10 games in relief in September, going 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA (5ER/7IP).
- suffered his second loss and first in relief on Sept. 28 at San Francisco, allowing a solo home run (Bonds) in 0.2 innings pitched
- pitched 3.0 innings without allowing an earned run over his first five relief appearances from Sept. 11-19...did not allow an earned run in eight of 10 relief stints.
- named the 2002 Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year...posted a 2.55 ERA...was 9-3 with a 1.97 ERA (23ER/105IP) at home in 2002.
- was 2-2 with a 2.21 ERA (10ER/40.2IP) in six starts in August.
- led the PCL with a 2.55 ERA and 180 innings...tied for second with 12 wins...had two complete games and one shutout.
- was 6-1 with a 1.97 ERA (10ER/45.2IP) over seven starts from April 14-May 16.
- pitched six or more innings in 22 starts...allowed three runs or less 21 times...had 18 quality starts.