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Astros take series, Tropeano his first win as Altuve reaches milestone

Nick Tropeano couldn’t have had a better backdrop for his major league debut at Safeco Field. The 24-year-old righthander got to witness Jose Altuve’s 200th hit. He had family and friends in the stands who traveled all the way from New York, and he’s now part of an Astros team that, unlike last September, is playing very well. Wednesday’s 5-2 win made for eight wins in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

First year starters are a crap shoot

Tonight, Nick Tropeano will be the 45th pitcher this season to make his Major League debut as a pitcher (and start at least one game). Last year, 57 pitchers did the same and there were 48 who did so in 2012. The data from those pitchers in their very first year and starting at least once in that first year shows that Tropeano and the Houston Astros are hoping for the best in what...
Via The Flagrant Fan
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Sep 10

Streaming pitchers this time of the year is extremely difficult. First, we know who most guys are and how well they’ll do, so there’s very little opportunity to pull a fast one over your leaguemates. You sort of need to get lucky. Second, with so many teams out of contention we begin to see a lot of “who they heck is that?” starters. Take two of Wednesday’s probables: Houston’s...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros to add Tropeano to staff, utilize six-man rotation

Righthander Nick Tropeano is entering the Astros rotation and set to make his first start Wednesday against the Mariners in Seattle, putting the team on a six-man schedule for the rest of the season. Everyone is pushed back a day, with Brad Peacock set to start the first game of the series on Monday and Collin McHugh to go on Tuesday. Scott Feldman and Dallas Keuchel pitch are this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minor League Pitcher Records Strikeout With One Pitch

Crazy stuff goes on at baseball games all the time, but last Thursday a minor league game was the site of something extaordinary--a one pitch strike strikeout. Nick Tropeano, the pitcher for Corpus Christi, threw what ended up being a called strike to Midland's Vinnie Catricala. Vinnie argued..and argued...and argued some more. As it turns out, an umpire is allowed to assess...
Via FatManWriting
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Baseball Player Strikes Out on One Pitch, Records Rare Feat in Double-A Game (Video)

A minor league pitcher recorded the easiest out of his career Thursday night, striking out Vinnie Catricala of the Midland RockHounds on only one pitch. Catricala took the first pitch of his at-bat from Corpus Christi Hooks pitcher Nick Tropeano for a strike, argued for a couple moments with home plate umpire Ron Teague, and then stepped out of the batter’s box. Teague thought...
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Corpus Christi Hooks’ Pitcher Nick Tropeano Records One Pitch Strikeout

Tonight I might have made history with a “One Pitch Strikeout”. I’ll take it haha!!! — Nick Tropeano (@PaPaTropeano) August 2, 2013 You see something new in baseball all the time. Tonight I saw a one-pitch strikeout. #crazy #cchooks — Chris Blake (@ChrisCBlake) August 2, 2013 .@JustinWhiteTCU Batter argued strike one call, and when he refused to get back in the box ump...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor leaguer records one-pitch K

Corpus Christi Hooks pitcher Nick Tropeano pulled off the ultra-rare feat of striking out a batter with one pitch. Find out how he did it.

Via The Last Angry Fan
August 02, 2013  |  19 Comments
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