Braves leaning toward Kyle Wright for Game 2 of NLDS

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The Braves just recently announced that Max Fried will start Game 1 of the NLDS on Tuesday, and all signs are pointing toward Kyle Wright taking the mound in Game 2 on Wednesday, according to Justin Toscano.

Wright has been a revelation this year. Over his previous four seasons, he pitched 21 regular season games, posting a 2-8 record with a 6.56 ERA. This year, Wright posted an eye-popping 21 wins to only five losses with a 3.19 ERA over 30 starts and 180.1 innings.

Against the Phillies, it’s been more of the same. Wright has faced Philadelphia three times this season and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in an outing. In an early season matchup, Wright went 6.2 innings with three hits and three earned runs. In the other two, the righty went 12.1 innings with 10 strikeouts while surrendering only five hits and three earned runs.

There was some speculation as to who would get the nod in Game 2, given Spencer Strider‘s dominance over the Phillies. But an oblique injury has the Braves remaining cautious with Strider, so this isn’t a real big surprise that Kyle Wright will be on the bump in Game 2.

David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire

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