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Long Island’s Nick Tropeano pitched well again during his second big league start with Houston, but this time he was the losing pitcher, as the Astros fell to the Indians, 4-2 on Tuesday.
Tropeano (1-1), a 24-year-old righthander who attended West Islip High School and Stony Brook University, again allowed four hits, two walks and two runs in five innings...Read more »
Long Island's Nick Tropeano, making his MLB debut, drew speedy Mariners leadoff hitter Austin Jackson for his inaugural assignment. Jackson, a .276 hitter with a .339 on-base percentage in five MLB seasons, is no cakewalk to pitch to, and, if he gets on base, Jackson's tendency to steal second can disrupt even the most seasoned big league arm.
So it was particularly helpful when Tropeano struck...Read more »
A pair of pitchers from Long Island will become major leaguers on Tuesday as part of their teams' September call-ups.
Starting Sept. 1, teams are allowed to expand their big league rosters from 25 to 40 players.
Righthander Nick Tropeano, who attended West Islip High School and Stony Brook University, was called up by the Astros. Lefthander Sean Nolin, a Seaford High School alum, was...Read more »