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Former Twister Zeid gets the call up with Astros.

POSTED August 01, 2013
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: Getting that first Major League game under your belt makes all the hard work, disappointment and time that it took to get there seem like it never happened.

Just ask former Torrington Twister Josh Zeid, who made his initial appearance in the Bigs on July 30th against the Baltimore Orioles as a member of the Houston Astros.

Zeid, who pitched for Gregg Hunt as part of the 2008 Twisters team, pitched two-thirds of an inning for the Stro’s, who drafted him in the 2009 First Year Player draft out of Tulane University.

Coming in with one out in the bottom of the eighth, Zeid got Adam Jones to fly out to center before walking Chris Davis (smart move, Davis had a two-run homer in his previous at-bat).

Matt Wieters flied to center as well and day one was in the books for a kid who paid his dues over the last four years.

Originally used as a starter in his first season in the minors, Zeid was used in middle relief the next three seasons, earning 13 saves this past spring and summer with the Oklahoma City Red Hawks in the Pacific Coast League.

He had a 4-1 record with a 3.50 ERA at the time of his call up.

Another player who called Torrington and Fuessenich Park home for a time, reaches his ultimate goal.

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