The Braves desperately need Matt Wisler to get back on track. They hope his time in Gwinnett will be short.
Tuesday the first start for Wisler in the minors this year was a positive one. He lost, but that wasn't what mattered. Wisler allowed three runs on seven hits in eight innings, with no walks and six strikeouts. He did allow a solo home run to Charlotte first baseman Jerry Sands.
Gwinnett was shut out by the Knights 3-0, but the start by Wisler was a positive step in his goal to get back to the big leagues.
Wisler had a 5.16 earned run average in his 21 games (20 starts) with Atlanta. Since June 1, Wisler had an ERA of 7.72 in 10 starts.
The Braves rotation is in dire need of stability with the decision to place Julio Teheran on the 15-day disabled list with a strained back. All five members of the current rotation did not start the season in Atlanta.
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