Another Seven Inning Outing for Wilson


In a season where the Norfolk Tides have seen pitchers like Kevin Gausman and Miguel Gonzalez on the mound for them, they have also seen another young gunner in Tyler Wilson.

The 24-year-old started the season off in Double-A Bowie. There he held a 10-5 record in 16 starts with the Baysox. Wilson also maintained a 3.72 ERA with 91 strikeouts and only 22 walks.

With such an impressive start to the season, he was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk at the end of June and on July 3rd he got his first start with the Tides. After a non-decision in his debut outing, he earned his first win with the Tides by going seven innings and allowing four runs.

Just five days after he picked up his first win in Triple-A, he picked up his second win by going seven innings again, but this time he did not allow any earned runs.

Eight days after that he had his third consecutive start where he pitched seven innings. Although he was a non-decision in this game as well, he did only allow two hits, one earned run, and struck out eight batters.

And now on Saturday– five starts later– Wilson has pitched yet another seven inning outing. By only allowing four hits and no walks, Wilson was never really in trouble besides the second inning. After allowing a double with two outs, he gave up a single to the next batter, but luckily his defense had his back when Dariel Alvarez threw out the runner at home plate for the third and final out of the inning.

In fact, for the rest of the game, no Gwinnett base runner touched third base while Wilson was on the mound. This type of dominating performance earned Wilson his third win as a member of the Norfolk Tides. Well it was his pitching and RBI singles by Jimmy Parades and Henry Urrutia.

Norfolk won 2-0 in their 59th victory of the 2014 season.