The return of Bryse Wilson will take place tomorrow, as Brian Snitker told the media he will be the starter in tomorrow’s series finale in Chicago.
#Braves plan to start Bryse Wilson on Thursday and Mike Soroka in his regular turn Friday. Soroka felt good throwing bullpen today.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) June 26, 2019
David O’Brien also informed us that Mike Soroka is scheduled to make his regularly scheduled start on Friday following his exit in Sunday’s game after he was hit by a pitch.
Wilson was given the start in the second game of the opening series versus the Phillies. It’s didn’t go well, as he finished just 3.1 innings while allowing four earned runs. He was sent back to AAA before he made another start and has only appeared in one other major league game since – April 26th against the Rockies. Wilson didn’t surrender a run in one inning of relief work.
He’s spent most of the season in AAA, sporting a 3.79 ERA over 14 starts (78.1 innings). One thing Wilson is known for is his outstanding command and lack of walks. That wasn’t on display in his outing in Philadelphia, and he will be facing an even tougher foe on the road in Chicago.
However, if he succeeds; this is a golden opportunity for him to carve out a role for himself in the rotation. Atlanta recently demoted Mike Foltynewicz, and Kevin Gausman doesn’t seem to be nearing a return.