After failing to go more than 4.2 innings in each of his first three outings, Chris Tillman went the distance tonight and pitched a no-hitter for the Tides against the Gwinnett Braves. Tillman’s no-hitter marks the third in team history and the first since 1992.
Tillman’s season statistics:
26.2 IP, 4.05 ERA, 21 K, 5 BB, 24 H, .245 OPP BA
He’s picking up right where he left of last year with the Tides and has nothing else to prove at Triple-A. While Tillman looks like he could handle the big leagues right now, remember, more Triple-A time is never a bad thing.
Note: The picture above is Brian Matusz talking with Chris Tillman in between one of Tillman’s AAA minor league spring training starts. Tillman and Matusz make sure to watch each other’s outings and share tips & feedback every time (via Randy Henry, Orioles 2009 4th round draft pick).