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How Can Justin Wilson Get Back to the Successful 2013 Version?

In 2013, Justin Wilson looked like he was on his way to becoming a dominant left-handed relief pitcher for years to come. The solid performance of the Pirates’ bullpen in 2013 was one of the biggest reasons for their 94-win season. Wilson played a big role in it, posting a 2.03 ERA to go along with 59 strikeouts in 73.1 innings of work. But the 2014 bullpen hasn’t been as dominant...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Justin Wilson not hurt, being saved for series against Reds

Those more familiar with the Pittsburgh Pirates' bullpen may have noticed that Justin Wilson has been conspicuous in his absence from the mound over the last week.'s Tom Singer says there's no reason to worry about the left-hander's health, though: manager Clint Hurdle is just saving him for the crucial series against the Cincinnati Reds. "With his...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilson shines in Pirates bullpen

Justin Wilson in his first full season in the big leagues has become an integral part of the Pirates bullpen. The lefty has posted a 6-1 record with a sparkling 2.18 ERA in 39 appearances.'s George Von Benko spoke with Wilson recently.
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Book on Justin Wilson

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...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #14 – Justin Wilson

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

As Pirates Address Playoff Roster, Justin Wilson Could be Second Lefty from ‘Pen

The Pirates organization have had the beginning conversations of the players they are considering on bringing up for September callups. Although this year, Pittsburgh has to also have conversations on a possible playoff roster as well. If the Pirates stay in contention — they are currently 6.0 games back in the National League Central Division and  have a 0.5 game lead for...
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August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Justin Wilson throws rain-shortened no-hitter

We talked a little bit about Justin Wilson the other day, when Clint Hurdle said he was going to transition to the bullpen for potential use in Pittsburgh down the stretch in 2012. Apparently he hasn't moved to the bullpen quite yet, because last night he threw an 8-inning no-hitter against the Charlotte Knights that was shortened by a rain storm. He also contributed 7 1/3 no...
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Justin Wilson moves to the bullpen (and the implications)

Yesterday afternoon, like two hours after I mused on Twitter about a Justin Wilson call-up to be used as a LOOGY down the stretch, the Pirates announced that Wilson would be moved to the bullpen. Given that Wilson throws hard as a reliever and that a lot of his control problems stem from his breaking stuff and that Tony Watson is occasionally homer-happy, having Wilson as an option...
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Justin Wilson removed from start after 3 innings with injury

Indy LHP Justin Wilson removed from start today due to tightness in right groin. He’ll be re-eval tomorow. #Pirates — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) May 14, 2012 Justin Wilson was cruising through his start today, but a tight right groin forced him to leave after three scoreless innings. Wilson, 24, has a 3.14 ERA in 43 innings for AAA-Indianapolis and even threw 7 1/3...
Via North Side Notch
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Justin Wilson leads charge in combined no-hitter

Box The AAA-Indianapolis Indians sent three pitchers out today to no-hit the Durham Bulls, the AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Justin Wilson, Jose Diaz, and Doug Slaten combined on the no-hitter. Justin Wilson, the Pirates’ 5th round pick in 2008, pitched 7 1/3 hitless innings allowing only two walks. The south paw also struck out nine batters. Wilson threw 105 pitches, 72...
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April 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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