As you can imagine, KoK favorite, RHP-Lee Roberts had a couple of busy days when he was promoted from the AZL Royals to the Burlington Royals on August 7th. Now that things have settled down for him a little bit, I asked him if he could take a few minutes and share how things went down when he was given the good news.
Lee continues to go above and beyond for Kings of Kauffman, and was kind enough to respond with the below:
I was actually running a bit late to the field that day so when MD, one of our pitching coaches, called me in I was a bit nervous that I was about to get chewed out! I got in the office and sat down with all of the other coaches at the table. Our head coach Bruno then proceeded to tell me that I was being moved. Then he told our other pitching coach Carlos to fill me in on the details.
From there on it was pretty easy. I packed all of my stuff and said my goodbyes to all my teammates. I shipped out the next morning on a 9am flight and arrived in NC in time to catch the second half of the double header. Since then, I have made good friends with some of the guys out here and I’m loving the beautiful weather.
Today was the first game he pitched in since his debut for Burlington. Lee took the mound to start the 6th inning and proceeded to throw 3.0 innings while allowing 3 hits, 1 run, and 1 walk while striking out 5. He picked up his 2nd win in as many appearances for the B-Royals and has now pitched 5.2 innings with 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, and 6 SO since his promotion. On the season as a whole he has racked up 20 SO against 3 BB in 19.0 IP while allowing 18 H and 3 ER. Those numbers translate into a 1.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 6.67 SO/BB.
So far so good for KoK’s favorite!