Michael Crotta 4/13 Video Recap

I was in attendance for Michael Crotta’s start on Tuesday, April 13th against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.  Crotta had an excellent outing, taking a no-hitter in to the sixth inning, and getting an amazing 16:1 ground ball to fly ball ratio.  Crotta’s final line was: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K.  Below is every pitch thrown by Crotta (well, all except for one in the top of the 5th) in the start.

Check out my recap of the game here.

Watch for:
-Strikeouts by Crotta (4th batter, 9th batter, 13th batter)
-Great play by Josh Harrison on a slow rolling grounder to second. Harrison gloved the ball over to Matt Hague, who made a nice stretch to preserve the no-hitter. (14th batter)
-Nice play by Crotta on a chopper back to the mound (20th batter)
-Nice play by Jordy Mercer on a deep grounder to third, and a good play by Matt Hague to get the out. (21st batter)
On to the videos:

Final Numbers for Crotta:

Total Pitches: 67
1st Inning Pitches: 13

2nd Inning Pitches: 10
3rd Inning Pitches: 10
4th Inning Pitches: 8
5th Inning Pitches: 8
6th Inning Pitches: 11
7th Inning Pitches: 7

First Pitch Strikes: 18/22 batters
Strikes: 51
Balls: 16
Fastball Speed: 90-93 MPH

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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