Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson was activated before the series with the Marlins, but manager Don Mattingly didn’t want to put him into a high pressure situation at first.
With the Dodgers losing Game one and playing close games Tuesday and yesterday, Wilson waited to hear his name called and finally got his chance this afternoon.
Clayton Kershaw tossed eight shutout innings, but wasn’t his usual sharp self as he issued three walks and five hits, but picked up his 13th win of the season.
However, all eyes were on Wilson, who signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers after the bullpen was considered the weakest part of the team. It’s unclear whether or not his role will grown within the bullpen, but after his outing today, things are looking up for him.
Here’s video of his first inning as a member of the Dodgers: