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Outside The Confines: Tyler Gilbert had the best weekend ever

Now that’s a debut start.

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Picture it, you’re making your MLB debut as a starter (and appearing in only your fourth game ever in the majors). There’s a lot on your mind: not messing up against one of the NL West’s hottest teams in the Padres, proving you have the chops to be a starter, and most importantly just winning the game.

For Tyler Gilbert, he managed all three and something a little extra special as well: he pitched a no-hitter in his first game as a starter. After the initial rush of no-hitters to begin the season, we hadn’t seen one in quite some time. Gilbert decided to make it a unique starting debut, as the Diamondbacks beat the Padres 7-0, and Gilbert left with an unprecedented memory and the season’s eighth no-hitter.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.