Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 8/11/13
After missing the 2012 season due to Tommy John surgery, Tsuyoshi Wada is back on the mound for the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, the Norfolk Tides. (Photo credit: Elaina Ellis/Norfolk Tides) When the Baltimore Orioles named Dan Duquette as the new President of Baseball Operations, one of his goals was to improve the Orioles pitching by utilizing international scouting. Wei-Yin Chen was one of Duquette’s early signings. Chen has a record of 18-16 with a 3.72 ERA. In 2012 the 27-year-old Chen was the only O’s starter to win more than 10 games; he also led the club in strike outs with 154. Before Duquette signed Chen, he inked Tsuyoshi Wada to a two-year deal. Unfortunately for the Orioles Wada made one appearance for Triple-A Norfolk last year. He lasted 2 2/3 innings and allowed six runs on six hits. Wada then had to undergo Tommy John surgery and missed the remainder of the 2012 season. This season Wada has returned to baseball, he’s started 15 games for the Tides and is 4-5 with a 4.70 ERA. Since June 17, Wada has performed quite well for Norfolk (aside from his July 11 start against the Gwinnett Braves where he allowed seven runs on 13 hits in five innings). In his last nine starts, Wada has averaged close to six innings. In those starts he allowed a total of 18 runs (including the aforementioned shellacking by Gwinnett). His last two starts may have been his best of the season. On July 31, he went 6 2/3 innings, allowed no runs on five hits and struck out 10 Pawtucket Red Sox. Then on Aug. 8, Wada got his revenge on Gwinnett by allowing no runs on four hits in five innings, while striking out seven Braves. If Wada continues to impress through the rest of August, he might be called up to the Orioles in September when the rosters expand to 40 players. As the old baseball saying goes, “you can never have enough pitching,” and Wada could provide support for the Orioles in the final month of the regular season. Wada’s next start is scheduled for tomorrow at Noon against the Rochester Red Wings.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Stafford admits he was surprised by benching

USC president expresses support for AD Pat Haden

Report: Syracuse QB medically disqualified due to concussions

Six notable NFL realizations after five weeks of action

Lamar Odom reportedly found unconscious, fighting for his life

Cubs defeat Cardinals 6-4, advance to NLCS


Bret Bielema responds to critics: 'Bring it on, baby”

Philip Rivers used silent count at home on Monday night

SEC commissioner responds to Arkansas coach’s flop during Saturday’s loss

Report: 49ers put Vernon Davis on the trade block

Wall to pay assistant coach $100 for every three-turnover game

Green fires back at critics, compares them to ‘bitter females’

WATCH: Frank Kaminsky busts out dance moves in Shanghai

Dabo Swinney gave awesome speech in honor of Spurrier

Russell Westbrook featured on Mountain Dew cans

Dombrowski wants to add 'horse' to Red Sox's rotation

Julian Edelman lists top five receivers, omits Dez Bryant

Brittle USMNT turns to dust in disappointing loss to Costa Rica

Dombrowski: Red Sox’s payroll ‘not going backwards’ for 2016

Spartan seniors seek first win in The Big House

Marchand: Bruins are ‘going to be a really good team’

Five most overrated teams in the Week 7 Coaches’ Poll

Texas mascot Bevo XIV diagnosed with cancer, retired immediately

Can any of the NFL's remaining undefeated teams go 16-0?

Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux is a win for fans, finally

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Six notable NFL realizations after five weeks of action

Five most overrated teams in the Week 7 Coaches’ Poll

Can any of the NFL's remaining undefeated teams go 16-0?

QUIZ: Every team Steve Spurrier played for, coached

What's changed, what hasn't: NBA's Southwest Division

DeAndre Hopkins on pace to shatter single-season target record

(Mis)handling David Price

Five fantasy things we learned from every NFL Week 5 game

Steve Spurrier: An American original

How the Royals cheated death

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker