Positive News from Birdland!!!
I bring you joy Orioles fans here at BMoreBirdsNest! Not only have the Orioles DOUBLED their win total to a whopping four (4) games since my last post…but someone pitched a no hitter tonight… and it actually wasn’t against the Orioles!
(Technically it wasn’t someone on the Orioles either) Triple-A prospect, Chris Tillman put some goose eggs on the score board tonight as the Norfolk Tides visited Gwinnett Braves out of the “Dirty South”.
If it wasn’t for a fifth inning walk and an error from Michael Aubrey, Tillman could have had a perfect game.
Tillman, one of the multiple players involved in the Erik Bedard trade to Seattle in 2006, only surrendered one walk and struck out six “wanna-be Braves”.
Achieving a no-no in any level of professional baseball is admirable, even if it’s not in the major leagues.
I have no doubt if future 2010 Rookie of the Year (Jason Heyward) was still playing for Gwinnett, we wouldn’t be talking about Tillman tonight.
Chris Tillman caps off a great week of Orioles minor league pitching as 2009 first round pick, Matt Hobgood, went seven scoreless innings and only allowed two hits for the Delmarva Shorebirds on April 21.
Hobgood will hopefully be gaining some credibility around professional baseball. His paychecks may not be laughable with his $2.4 million signing bonus fresh out of high school but he sure needs to lose the braces if he wants to be a feared pitcher in the big leagues.