Following last night’s forgetful loss to the Mariners, the Braves now trail the Mets by 1.5 games in the NL East. But while winning the division is important, staying healthy entering the postseason is the top priority. The best 26-man roster will win the World Series, and the Braves need all their horses if they want to repeat, especially in their starting rotation. For the most part, that group has stayed healthy all season, but there are beginning to be some concerns around Kyle Wright, whose start once again was pushed back due to arm fatigue.
Wright was supposed to start today’s series opener against the Giants. Instead, it will be Spencer Strider, who is pitching on normal rest because of the off day last Thursday, but Wright believes he will be good to go for tomorrow.
Kyle Wright said his arm was dragging a bit. It felt a little sluggish. He thinks it’s different from last time. He could’ve pitched today, but the Braves were able to give him an extra day because Spencer Strider will still be on regular rest pitching tonight.
— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) September 12, 2022
Hopefully, the extra rest will be all Wright needs to get back on track. However, this is a situation worth keeping a close eye on.
Kyle Wright has been dealing with arm fatigue in the second half of the season and did not look like himself his last time out. It’s important to remember this is by far the most innings he has thrown in his entire career. He’s only 42 shy of 200, which is a number not many pitchers flirt with in a single season these days. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Braves took things extremely cautiously with Wright down the stretch. He’s a vital piece to what this team is trying to accomplish, and they will need him fresh come October.
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