Photos from Brian Wilson’s first rehab game
August 8th, 2013 at 10:48 am
by Ron Cervenka
Here are a few of the photos taken during Wednesday night’s debut of Brian Wilson with the Dodgers Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. As you know by now, Wilson pitched a scoreless inning to begin the game, retiring the side in order on only eight pitches.
Wilson figures to move on to Triple-A Albuquerque where he will most likely make three or four more rehab appearances, after which a decision will be made as to his future with the Dodgers. Although nothing is in stone, it is probably going to be a little uncomfortable in the Carlos Mármol household over the next couple of weeks.
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Wilson warms up in the Quakes bullpen in front of pitching coach Matt Herges, Dodger trainers, the media and a large gathering of fans.
Wilson wasn’t being rude to Quakes mascot Tremor, he was simply focused on his work.
As he always does, Wilson pitched from a stretch – which always begins with and exaggerated bend at the waist.
Although Wilson’s fastball topped out between 91-93 MPH, his slider came in between 87-89 MPH and was filthy.
Wilson’s slider was clocked between 87-89 MPH on the Epicenter’s radar gun.
Lost in the Brian Wilson hoopla was the fact that Quakes RHP Freddie Cabrera came on and pitched 5 innings of no-hit baseball, allowing only one unearned run on 4 walks while striking out 5.
New arrival Craig Stem pitched a scoreless 9th inning retiring the Storm in order to pick up his first save with the Quakes.
Prior to Wednesday night’s game, Dodgers 2012 first round draft pick Corey Seager was on hand to sign autographs for fans.
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