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Brian Wilson begins comeback with scoreless inning at Single-A

Aug 8, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

Brian Wilson AP

Brian Wilson officially began his Dodgers career last night with a scoreless inning at Single-A, retiring all three batters he faced in his first game action since Tommy John elbow surgery last year.

Wilson struck out one batter and threw eight total pitches, with Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reporting that he topped out at 91 miles per hour with his fastball. Prior to the elbow injury Wilson typically averaged 94-95 miles per hour with his fastball.

When asked about his timetable for getting back to the majors Wilson indicated that he expects to make at least a half-dozen more appearances in the minors.

  1. Jonny 5 - Aug 8, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    And he still has that god awful beard. Brian, I know it is your right to don a huge beard, and even to dye it black, red, or purple if you choose. But, just kill that thing please. Maybe you can do it under the guise of charity?

    • lmoneyfresh - Aug 8, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      Maybe he can’t kill it? I think it’s grown into an all-powerful abomination that is beyond even that douchebag’s control.

    • jcmeyer10 - Aug 8, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      This clearly what I like to call a Samson Situation where he draws his strength and power from his face hair.

      • jimeejohnson - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:42 PM

        Yet he thinks his strength comes as natural
        as any ole man.

  2. baseballici0us - Aug 8, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Anyone know what this means for Kenley Jansen?

  3. rickdobrydney - Aug 8, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Yeah, what IS it with that ridiculous, ugly beard, anyway??? Does he think he is scaring anyone ??? Pitiful….

  4. losanginsight - Aug 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    KJ is still going to be the closer. Wilson and Beli at going to be the set up guys. 7 inning games from now on.

  5. Gamera the Brave - Aug 8, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    The beard has clearly been Photoshopped onto his face…
    Please?… Cause now it looks like Santa went all Grecian Formula.

  6. historiophiliac - Aug 8, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Pugmire? Love it.

  7. kevinbnyc - Aug 8, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    I want to take a nap in that beard. It looks luscious.

  8. jcmeyer10 - Aug 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    You’d think hitters would see the ball better given his beard is a second hitters eye.

  9. moogro - Aug 8, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    When you are in the wilderness, you grow a beard.

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      When you live off the grid west of I-5.

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