Wisler gives Atlanta a solid start in NYC

Matt Wisler showed why the Braves continue to have faith in his potential with another good outing Tuesday night.

Matt Wisler pitched well Tuesday night in New York against the Mets. The young Braves' right-hander allowed just two runs on five hits in seven innings, with one walk and a season-high eight strikeouts.

Since Wisler's one bullpen performance on September 6 (when he pitched two scoreless innings), he's made three starts and allowed eight earned runs on 21 hits in 19 innings (3.79 ERA).

Wisler now has an ERA of 5.40 in his 18 games (17 starts) in Atlanta. He's allowed 110 hits in 93.1 innings, 55 earned runs, 37 walks and 65 strikeouts.

Wisler has now made 30 appearances (29 starts) between Gwinnett and Atlanta. He's 9-12 with 178 hits allowed in 158.1 innings, 87 earned runs, 50 walks and 114 strikeouts. His overall ERA is 4.95.

The Braves are counting on Wisler to be a vital member of the 2016 rotation, and it was great to see him take a huge step forward with his solid performance Tuesday night.



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