Chris Tillman’s first start is in the books.
Here’s a bet: He will have better outings in his Orioles’ career.
The 21-year-old super prospect struggled some, allowing three home runs, including two solo shots in the second inning. He’s entitled. He had to be pretty nervous Wednesday.
He lasted into the fifth, and was pulled with two runners on and two outs. Matt Albers made sure Tillman’s night didn’t end terribly by getting the third out.
Here was Tillman’s final line: 4 2/3 IP, 7 hits, three earned runs, one walk and two strikeouts.
I include the line because on Wednesday I asked you to predict it.
And, let me tell you, I want to go to Vegas with TD Saul. A free bar tab all week – hey, it’s fake, make that all month – for TD.
His/her predicted line was this: 4 2/3, 6H, 3ER, 2BB, 2Ks.
TD Saul incorrectly confused a hit with a walk. Otherwise, it was the absolute perfect prediction. That’s amazing.
TD Saul, what number am I thinking of? Right now.
By the way, trmahoney gets a free drink chip and some props for his/her prediction of 5 IP, 7H, 2ER, 1BB, 4Ks.
Close, but no TD Saul.
For the rest of you that can’t see into the future, give me a little bit about the present. What did you think about Tillman Wednesday? Any first impressions?
Daily Think Special: Now that you have seen him pitch in the big leagues, what’s your first impression of Chris Tillman?