Ex-Rockers pitcher heads to World Series

Oct. 27—HIGH POINT — The High Point Rockers will have one of their former pitchers in the bullpen for the Philadelphia Phillies when the 2022 World Series starts on Friday night.

David Robertson, a reliever for the Phillies, pitched for the Rockers in July 2021. He was a key part of the Phillies bullpen during the playoffs. He is 1-0 this postseason with a 2.45 ERA and six strikeouts in 3.2 innings. Robertson was the winning pitcher following one inning of relief work in the Phillies' 6-3 win over St. Louis on Oct. 7 in the Division Series.

Robertson came to the Rockers in 2021 as a 12-year Major League veteran who had not pitched in MLB in nearly two years following an injury. Robertson appeared in two games for the Rockers as he prepared for the Olympics.