Tyler Gilbert

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Tyler Gilbert was involved in a couple of transactions before making his debut for the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 2021 season. He was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 6th round of the 2015 amateur draft. On February 15, 2020, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Kyle Garlick. he was a non-roster invitee to spring training by the Dodgers, but never got to pitch for them as the minor league season was shut down by the Coronavirus pandemic and he was not invited to be at the alternate training site. Instead, he worked with his father as an electrician and tried to work some bullpen sessions into his schedule to keep in shape. Following the season, on December 10th, he was claimed by Arizona in the minor league phase of the 2020 Rule V Draft. On August 14th, in just his fourth major league game, he made his first major league start for the D-backs and it was a historical performance as he tossed a no-hitter in defeating the San Diego Padres, 7-0. He allowed just three walks - all three to leadoff hitter Tommy Pham. It was his first complete game as a professional, and his battery-mate, Daulton Varsho was also pretty wet behind the ears, making just his 27th start at the position. Gilbert was only the fourth pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his first career start, and the first since Bobo Holloman in 1953, the other two instances having come in the 19th century. It was also the third no-hitter in Diamondbacks history, but the first at Chase Field.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Steve Gilbert: "In 1st MLB start, Gilbert hurls historic no-hitter: Chase Field charged up as onetime electrician pitches gem", mlb.com, August 15, 2021. [1]
  • Sarah Langs, Manny Randhawa and Nick Aguilera: "11 facts, figures from Gilbert's unlikely no-no", mlb.com, August 15, 2021. [2]

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