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Matt Wisler

Matt Wisler

Braves rookie Matt Wisler made his second career road start on July 6, 2015. He fared much better this time around against the hottest team in the majors. Wisler allowed three runs and seven hits while pitching into the sixth inning, and Atlanta ended the Milwaukee Brewers’ eight-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory.

On April 5, 2015, Wisler was traded to the Atlanta Braves, along with Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, Jordan Paroubeck, and a draft pick, in exchange for Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton, Jr. He was then sent to Triple-A Gwinnett.

On June 19, 2015, Wisler was called up to the major leagues, and that night he made his major league debut as the starting pitcher against New York Mets, a game in which he earned the win. He pitched 8.0 innings to pick up the win, the first time a Braves pitcher had accomplished that in his debut since John Smoltz’s debut performance

Wisler had pitched well in two home starts since being called up in mid-June, allowing one run over 15 1/3 innings. In his only other start on the road, he gave up four earned runs and nine hits over four innings at Washington.

Staked to an early lead on Kelly Johnson’s two-run homer in the first, Wisler served up a leadoff shot in the bottom half to Gerardo Parra but then got into a groove.

I just missed my location but after that I settled in for the most part. Early on my slider wasn’t as good as it was last game. I had to battle a bit in the fifth and sixth innings and make some pitches. ~Matt Wisler

Source: Braves win 5-3 to end Brewers’ 8-game winning streak.

 

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