Wheeler opened the game with a pair of strikeouts in the first inning and had three strikeouts through two innings.
He was in control and holding a two-run lead before unraveling in the fifth inning. The Braves would produce three runs on RBI doubles from Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Freedie Freeman.
Wheeler got off the hook for the loss as New York tied the game at 3 in the sixth inning. He's expected to make his next start Friday against the Marlins.
Wheeler (1-2) finally notched one in the win column in his second quality start, giving up a run in the first inning and another in the third. After getting the first batter of the seventh inning out, he gave up a double and a walk before being lifted.
Wheeler owns a 4.67 ERA and 15:5 K:BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings. He's slated to take on the Braves Sunday.
Wheeler (0-2) has flashed great strikeout potential over two starts, but he's had trouble keeping runs off the board. The Braves scored one on a Jason Heyward home run in the first inning and another three runs in fifth. Wheeler brings a 5.73 ERA and 12:2 K:BB ratio into Monday's start in Arizona.
Wheeler didn't pitch all that poorly, but was destroyed by Ryan Zimmerman. Zimmerman accounted for three hits against Wheeler, including a solo home run in the second inning. Other than that, Wheeler seemed to have some good stuff working. He struck out six batters in his first three innings.
Wheeler also cruised through the fourth relatively unscathed, but ran into some issues in the fifth. Singles by Denard Span and Jayson Werth put the Nationals ahead 3-2. Wheeler was able to pitch around two hits in the sixth, and was pulled following the inning. He was allowed to throw 114 pitches in his first start.
Wheeler allowed seven hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out six and gave up three earned runs. Wheeler's next start will come against the Braves.
Wheeler (1-2) opened with two scoreless innings and held a 3-0 lead before the Nationals posted five runs in the bottom of the third inning. Ryan Zimmerman plated two runs with a one-out single and Bryce Harper immediately followed with a three-run homer.
Wheeler's ERA jumped from 1.69 to 3.86. He had allowed just three runs in 16 innings coming into Tuesday's start.
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