For the second straight time, new Braves pitching prospects Matt Wisler and Andrew Thurman pitched well on the same day.
Wisler won his second straight game as the Gwinnett Braves beat Lehigh Valley 9-1. Wisler went a season-high eight innings and allowed only one run on five hits, with no walks and two strikeouts. The one run scored on a ball lost in the sun by outfielder Eury Perez.
Wisler followed up is worst outing of the season on April 29 (7 ER in 4.1 IP) with a solid performance on May 5 (1 ER in 5.1 IP). Wisler, who was acquired in the Craig Kimbrel trade, has lowered his ERA to 4.59. He has allowed 39 hits in 33.1 innings, with only six walks and 29 strikeouts in is six starts.
For his two straight solid outings (2 ER in 13.1 IP), Wisler was named as the International League's Pitcher of the Week for May 4-10.
Thurman allowed just one earned run in 6.1 innings at Salem. He did not walk a batter and struck out four. In his last three starts, Thurman has allowed just one earned run in 16.1 innings.
For the season, Thurman is now 4-2 with a 2.51 ERA. He's allowed 32 hits in 32.1 innings, with only seven walks and 23 srtikeouts.
Thurman was acquired from Houston in the Evan Gattis trade.
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