Justin Wilson threw three shutout innings last night.
Last night Justin Wilson came on in relief and pitched three perfect innings, striking out two. Wilson’s stuff looked great, with a fastball that was touching 97, and consistently in the mid-90s. He also was flashing a great curveball with a big break that finished consistently down in the zone. Wilson has only pitched nine innings in his major league career, spread out between last September and the start of this season. That means most Pirates fans haven’t had a chance to see him over a long period of time, leaving some questions about his stuff. I’ve followed Wilson since he broke into pro ball, seeing the majority of his starts while he was in Lynchburg, and seeing him at least once a year each year after that. Here is my breakdown of the pros and cons for Wilson.
The big topic with Wilson is his control. That didn’t show up last night, as he threw three innings with no hits and no walks. But Wilson has a career 4...