Former Chenango Valley Pitcher Gets Called up To the Majors
It's been over seven years since Justin Topa was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. This week the former is Chenango Valley graduate got the call he's been waiting for his whole career.
According to the CBS Sports website, Topa was so impressive at this summer's alternate training site that the Brewers want to see him pitch in a Major League game. The Brewers had room on their roster after they traded David Phelps to the Philadelphia Phillies so Topa got the call.
According to the Brewers website, Topa had a 2.63 era while striking out 22 in 24 Innings pitched last year in Double-A. The 29 year-old six foot four 200 lb righty has spent the last five years in the minor leagues, most recently with the Biloxi Shuckers.
He was added to the Milwaukee Brewers 60 man roster on July 28th. It's unclear as to when Topa will take the mound for Milwaukee who are playing the Detroit Tigers tonight and tomorrow night.
You can watch a video of Justin throwing below.
[via: CBS Sports/Milwaukee Brewers/YouTube/George Zirkel]
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