Muller (2-3) earned the win after allowing four hits and two walks while striking out three across five scoreless innings in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets. Muller was impressive in the first half of the twin bill and needed just 75 pitches to get through five strong frames. He appears to have performed well enough in each of his last two outings since being called up to remain part of Atlanta's starting rotation going forward. His next assignment tentatively lines up for Saturday against Milwaukee.
Muller is scheduled to start the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Mets, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. After being called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday, Muller got the ball for the first game of a doubleheader with the Padres. He allowed only one run over four innings in the start, but he needed 87 pitches to record his 12 outs and was stuck with the loss. Muller's solid numbers overall through his first five big-league outings (3.20 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 23:11 K:BB in 19.2 innings) coupled with the depleted state of the Atlanta rotation means that the rookie should have some stability in a starting role for the remainder of the season.
Muller (1-3) allowed one run on two hits and three walks over four innings Wednesday, striking out one and taking the loss in the first game of a doubleheader against the Padres. Largely due to the trio of free passes and the Padres working a lot of deep counts, Muller required 87 pitches to get through four frames. The rookie fared well in limiting San Diego's potent lineup to a single run, but the lack of run support while he was in the game resulted in a loss, his third in four starts. A frequent traveler between Atlanta and Triple-A Gwinnett, Muller now has a 3.20 ERA and 23:11 K:BB in 19.2 big-league innings this season and figures to stay in the starting rotation for the remainder of the regular season. He's expected to make his next start Monday against the Mets.
Muller will start the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Padres, David O'Brien of The Athleticreports. Muller was originally scheduled to start Monday's series opener, but that game was rained out. Touki Toussaint will start Tuesday, with Muller moving back two days to pitch Wednesday.
Muller won't start as scheduled Monday versus the Padres since the game was postponed due to rain. The young lefty was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett earlier in the day to make his first big-league start since July 3, but he'll need to wait a bit longer before retaking the mound. The game will be made up via a doubleheader Wednesday, so Muller still figures to start at some point against San Diego, though Atlanta has yet to announce it's updated pitching plans.
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