The Dodgers bullpen continues to impress, but reliever Brian Wilson continues to make progress as he tries to complete his comeback from Tommy John surgery.
After one outing with Class A Rancho Cucamonga, Wilson pitched for Triple A Albuquerque on Friday and recorded a second consecutive scoreless inning.
Needing just single digit pitches in both outings, Wilson looked sharp and this afternoon he continued his scoreless streak according to Josh Suchon of the Isotopes:
3 batters, 3 outs (1 K), 11 pitches for Brian Wilson in his second rehab appearance for @AbqTopes vs. Tacoma.
— Josh Suchon (@Josh_Suchon) August 11, 2013
Wilson is scheduled to make another rehab appearance on Tuesday as his arrival in LA should be soon thereafter that. Hitting 93-94 on the radar gun, Wilson will be used in late-inning situations by manager Don Mattingly.
The Dodgers bullpen was a huge weakness early in the season, but the rise of Kenley Jansen into the closer’s role has helped define everyone’s role.
Manager Don Mattingly will have plenty of options in his bullpen and to hear that Wilson is throwing well is a great sign for Dodger fans.
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