Tillman impressive again
So here’s something to make you smile: Chris Tillman.
No, it wasn’t another no-hitter. But Tillman struck out a season-high 10 batters in seven strong innings to anchor Triple-A Norfolk’s 4-1 win over Toledo Sunday afternoon.
Tillman (3-3), earned his third straight victory and lowered his ERA to 3.49 in the process. The 22-year-old yielded just one walk and four hits, and each of the final six outs he recorded came via a strikeout.
Tillman faced just four batters over the minimum, throwing 62 of his 96 pitches for strikes. He’s now gone 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA, 24 strikeouts, four walks and 19 hits allowed over his last four starts.
Pretty impressive. Although, I don’t think we see Tillman or Jake Arrieta until the O’s make some moves to help the offense. But they’re both certainly making a case to join the big league club sooner rather than later.