Phoenix – In addition to playing baseball, Tyler Gilbert was considering becoming an electrician. On Saturday, he turned off the lights at Padres, illuminating his career with rarely seen work.
Gilbert became the first bowler in 68 years to cast a spell on his first major tournament start when the Arizona Diamondbacks beat San Diego 7-0.
This was the eighth game without a hitch to be recorded this season in the major tournaments, which equals a record.
Gilbert joined Bombus Jones, who scored a double-zero in his major league debut on October 15, 1892 with the Cincinnati Reds.
Other shooters to achieve this feat on their first start are Bobo Holloman, on May 6, 1953 with the St. Louis Browns, and Theodore Breitenstein, with the same team, on October 4, 1891.
All eight players in the season equaled the record set in 1884, the first year over-the-shoulder pitches were allowed.
Gilbert Tring Grisham and Ha Seung Kim hit in the ninth inning, before Tommy Pham hit the Dominican Midfield Kittelmart.
Jubilant, the Diamondbacks threw their gloves in the air and ran to the hill to congratulate the unexpected champion who spent six seasons in the palace and was chosen for the winter.
“Crazy!” Gilbert exclaimed. “Maybe I won’t comprehend this another day. Right now I don’t know what happened.”
The 27-year-old shooter had 102 shots, including 64 hits. He rarely exceeded 90 mph with his fastball, but he confused Padres and the curves, leaning on his defense, which came out with several balls that Padres hit hard.
Baffin Smith caught a line from Adam Frazier and stood up at the start to do the double play, retiring Tommy Pham in the fourth act. Gilbert caught himself with a line from Eric Hosmer to finish Episode V.
Venezuela’s David Peralta jumps to catch a ball off the wall after Austin Nola’s long ball in the eighth inning.
Gilbert needed just three pitches to seal the eighth inning, setting the stage for the ninth-round drama. Marty caught the line at the last exit, running from Central Square.
“I tried to focus as much as I could,” Gilbert said. “But in that last inning, I listened to everything they said.”
Those who celebrated the Diamondbacks’ first non-beating house in history included the Gilbert family, who were also in attendance on August 3, when the bowler debuted.
Gilbert did not play in 2020, as the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic. During the summer, he was learning electricity with his father to earn some money.
The no-hitter game has made your preferences clear.
“I’d rather play than run cable,” Gilbert said with a smile. “I hope I don’t bother you, Dad.”
This was a wholly unexpected feat by the Diamondbacks, the worst team in the major tournaments this season. It’s the third time in the franchise’s history, and the first since Edwin Jackson acquired it on June 25, 2010.
Gilbert (1-1) hit five and walked a pair.
The Chicago Cubs played their last game without hitting, by a combined effort, on June 24.
In this campaign, Joe Musgrove of San Diego on April 9, Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox on 14, John Maines of Baltimore on May 5, Wade Miley of Cincinnati on the 7th and Spencer Turnbull of Detroit. Eighteen and Corey Klopper of the New York Yankees, nineteen.
Additionally, Arizona’s Madison Baumgarner had seven no-hitting runs as part of a double header on April 25. Big corporate rules during the pandemic didn’t recognize performance as a nonstop match.
For Padres, Mane Machado 3-0.
For the Diamondbacks, Dominican Marty. Venezuelans Asdrubal Cabrera 1-0, Peralta 4-2 with one goal and one assist
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