Crotta perfect in debut
Right-hander Mike Crotta made his major league debut in the 7th inning of a 4-3 game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Sunday.
Crotta told Root Sports, “I was nervous. Just like I’m sure everybody else was. It’s still baseball. I’ve been playing my whole life.”
He sure didn’t seem nervous on the mound. He pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout, needing just eight pitches (six for strikes) to get through the heart of the lineup.
Manager Clint Hurdle told Root Sports, “He was very efficient. He sunk the ball very well today. He kept his adrenaline in check. A very efficient inning.”
Crotta made the team from spring training after allowing just two earned runs over 13.1 innings.
“It was great. I was obviously nervous to go out there but after I got the first out I felt very at home. “