Wisler finishing strong for the Braves

The Braves continue to see glimpses of the future rotation with another good outing from Matt Wisler.

Tuesday Matt Wisler once again showed why the Braves are very high on his future. Wisler won his seventh game of the season, as he allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings, with two walks and four strikeouts.

Wisler is now 7-8 with a 5.11 ERA in 19 games (18 starts), with 115 hits in 100.1 innings, 57 earned runs, 39 walks and 69 strikeouts.

Wisler had the one two-inning relief appearance on September 6 when he was effective. He pitched two scoreless innings, walked one and struck out two. Since then, in four starts, Wisler has allowed nine earned runs on 26 hits in 26 innings, with eight walks and 21 strikeouts.

The Braves will hope Wisler can become a number two or three starter in the 2016 rotation. He is now 23 years old, having celebrated a birthday on September 12. We need to remember Wisler was San Diego's top prospect when he was acquired by the Braves in the Craig Kimbrel trade on the eve of Opening Day.


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