Tyler Gilbert Reacts to Throwing No-Hitter in First Ever MLB Start & Details Working as Electrician

August 17, 2021 9:34 AM
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Watch as Tyler Gilbert reflects on a historical no-hitter in first career MLB start.

The last-place Arizona Diamondbacks received some much-needed magic on Saturday as rookie Tyler Gilbert tossed a no-hitter in debut start for Arizona. The lefty racked up five strikeouts in the win against San Diego to mark the 8th no-no in 2021.

“I’m happy they were able to witness that,” Gilbert said on his family attending the historical outing.

Following the no-hitter, Gilbert discussed not playing in 2020 during the pandemic and missing baseball.

“I was trying to make ends meet by throwing bullpens to my varsity head coach at the highschool in the hometown I grew up in. Just trying to work out and stay in shape. I was working with my dad doing electrical work too. It really made me realize how much I missed baseball taking that summer off, so I’m happy to be back.”

“It did hit me in the 6th,” Gilbert said on realizing his bid for history. “My goal is just to get deep in the game, and luckily it just worked out.”

In addition, Gilbert spoke on being 3 outs away and not being nervous coming back out in the 9th inning.

“It was weird, I wasn’t nervous at all and I felt like I should’ve been. I don’t know why, but I kept going out there and doing my thing. After that three-pitch 8th inning, I was like this is possibly gonna happen. I just stayed level-headed and kept making pitches,” he finished.

 

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