Brian Wilson pitches perfect inning in rehab outing, beard still mesmerizing (pics)
Brian Wilson, currently on a rehab assignment after signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 30, something he characterized as feeling f’ing exciting” afterward, pitched a perfect inning in a rare start for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the Dodgers’ Class A — Advanced club.
Calling the outing “plenty fine,” Wilson needed only eight pitches to get out of the first inning, sandwiching a strikeout between two groundouts off the bats of Lake Elsinore Storm players. Wilson’s fastball reportedly reached 91 mph and he apparently had no elbow issues, so all’s good in the hood with Wilson at the moment before the reliever moves to Triple-A Albuquerque to continue his rehabilitation.
Something that is also all good in the hood is Wilson’s magnificent, mesmerizing and magical beard, which also made its debut in Dodger blue on Wednesday.
About the inning of work, Wilson told ESPN LA, “Basically, I wanted to see what it feels like to get the adrenaline ramped back up again and deal with that and try to be calm about it,” adding, “It was nice to feel that and get it over with.”
But that’s just a bunch of words, right? How about the beard? Behold:
The first pic of Brian Wilson in #DodgerBlue! (Via @JohnSheaHey) #FearTheBeard pic.twitter.com/hsXNCMUr4p
— Kari Van Horn (@KariVanHorn) August 8, 2013
Brian Wilson: Game face on. #Dodgers #Quakes pic.twitter.com/IC8vaxGajv
— Michael Martinez (@ByMMartinez) August 7, 2013
oh my god. RT @johnstrubel: Look at Brian Wilson's beard NOW! pic.twitter.com/CZZ4qLcRwg
— Andrew Vazzano (@AVSNY) August 9, 2013
Looking good. Lookin’ g-o-o-d. Fierce even. Too bad his Dodger Little League teammates weren’t there to cheer him on.
[H/T Huff Po]