Wisler saved Sunday's 3-2 victory over Boston, allowing two hits with one strikeout in the ninth inning.
After retiring the first two Red Sox in the ninth, Wisler allowed two singles but induced a J.D. Martinez flyout to end the game and secure his third career save. It's worth noting that manager Kevin Cash turned to Wisler, and not Andrew Kittredge, for Tampa Bay's first save following incumbent closer Diego Castillo's shipment to Seattle, though Kittredge pitched Saturday and recorded the win. Cash has been known to use a committee approach to finish games, and Wisler's deployment Sunday suggests he could earn additional save opportunities down the stretch.
Wisler (3-4) took the loss Sunday versus Cleveland. He allowed two runs on two hits and a hit batter in one-third of an inning.
Wisler melted down with a one-run lead, and by the time he exited, Tampa Bay was down a run. The right-hander has mostly been solid since he joined the Rays in a trade from the Giants in June, but he's now allowed runs in each of his last three appearances. Overall, the reliever owns a 4.23 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 52:9 K:BB with seven holds and three blown saves across 38.1 innings.
Wisler (3-3) earned the win in relief Friday against Cleveland after allowing one run on two hits while fanning four across two innings.
Wisler pitched the seventh and eighth innings, and he didn't have problems finding the strike zone while tossing 23 of his 35 offerings for strikes. The right-hander has been pitching lights-out over the last couple of weeks, allowing just three earned runs across his last 17 appearances (19 innings) and posting an excellent 1.59 ERA in that stretch.
Wisler (2-3) tossed two scoreless innings Friday against Atlanta, allowing just one hit and striking out three as he picked up the win.
Wisler entered in the eighth with the game knotted at six and kept it that way after firing two shutout innings. The Rays would end up sealing the game in extra innings, which awarded Wisler his first win since May 4. Wisler had a rough go early on in the season, but he has allowed just two runs over 18.2 innings dating back to May 20. Overall, the 28-year-old has a 3.74 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 45:9 K:BB over 33.2 innings this year and should typically remain in a middle-innings role with the Rays having quite a few talented arms in their bullpen.
Wisler, who secured his fourth hold in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday, has allowed just one earned run and owns an 11.7 K/9 over the 12.1 innings covering his 12 appearances with the Rays since being traded from the Giants on June 11.
The veteran's versatility -- he'd logged 61 big-league starts coming into this season -- makes him a natural middle-inning option, and Wisler has risen to the high standard of the Rays bullpen during his time with the club. Wisler has seven holds overall on the season when factoring in his San Francisco stint, and he's encouragingly improved somewhat in terms of keeping the ball in the park since arriving in Tampa; Wisler gave up four home runs over 19.1 innings with the Giants, but he's yielded just two, albeit in seven fewer frames, since the trade.
Wisler (0-1) was charged with the loss against the Angels on Sunday, allowing an earned run on one hit and recording a strikeout over one inning.
The veteran right-hander immediately faltered in the task of preserving a 4-4 tie, allowing a solo home run to the first batter he faced, Phil Gosselin. Wisler was able to get through the rest of the frame unscathed, but the loss stuck since the Rays never regained a lead. The earned run marked the first allowed by Wisler across eight appearances with the Rays.
Wisler secured his first hold in a win over the Orioles on Sunday, firing a perfect seventh inning during which he recorded a strikeout.
Wisler got eight of an efficient 12 pitches into the strike zone during his Rays debut, which was a welcome change from the the struggles that had led to a 6.05 ERA across 19.1 innings with the Giants before Friday's trade. The veteran swingman sports the type of versatile profile that could make him a natural fit for a team that's known to be creative with how it deploys pitchers capable of working multiple innings.
Wisler was traded from the Giants to the Rays along with cash considerations Friday with Michael Plassmeyer heading the other way, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The Rays have a well-earned reputation for getting the most out of previously mediocre pitchers, so there's certainly a possibility Wisler shows something new going forward. There's reason to believe he's far better than the 6.05 ERA he's produced in 21 relief appearances so far this season, as his excellent combination of a 31.7 percent strikeout rate and 7.3 percent walk rate should be enough to offset a very low 28.0 percent groundball rate. Even if the Rays do coax something new out of him, however, he's unlikely to get many (if any) save chances, limiting his fantasy appeal.
Wisler was designated for assignment by the Giants on Wednesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Wisler had a somewhat rocky start to the season, as he forged a 1-2 record and recorded a 6.05 ERA in 19 innings across 21 relief appearances. He'll now be removed from the 40-man roster as part of a shuffle to make room for Sam Long and James Sherfy, whose contracts were selected Wednesday.
Wisler was reinstated from the bereavement list Thursday.
Wisler was away from the team for a few days, but will now return to the team's bullpen. He has a poor 6.75 ERA through 16 innings this season, but his 20:4 K:BB suggests better results could be on the way. Sam Selman was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento in the corresponding move.
Wisler was placed on the bereavement list Sunday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Wisler will step away from the team for a few days to attend funeral services for his grandmother, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Sam Selman was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.
Wisler pitched a perfect eighth inning with one strikeout to earn a hold in Sunday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.
The right-hander has strung together 5.1 scoreless innings over his last four appearances. Wisler was inconsistent to start the year, which is reflected in his 6.28 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across 14.1 innings. He's also collected a 1-2 record, two holds and a blown save in 16 appearances, but his recent success could lead to more high-leverage assignments.
Wisler (1-2) pitched 1.2 perfect innings with one strikeout and was credited with the win in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader versus Colorado.
Wisler needed only 21 pitches in a solid outing. He had given up three runs over his last two appearances before turning in a clean performance Tuesday. The 28-year-old right-hander has an 8.44 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB across nine innings. He's picked up two holds and a blown save, but he's unlikely to work in too many high-leverage scenarios given his poor start to 2021.
Wisler pitched a scoreless seventh inning with one walk and one strikeout to earn a hold in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Marlins.
After a shaky start to the season, Wisler has strung together four scoreless outings. He's allowed just one hit and one walk with four strikeouts over his last 3.1 innings. The 28-year-old right-hander likely has some work to do if he's going to see high-leverage roles later in the year. He has a 9.00 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 0-2 record, two holds and a blown save in 10 appearances spanning seven innings.
Wisler pitched a perfect seventh inning with one strikeout and earned a hold in Monday's 2-0 win over the Phillies.
Wisler has had his share of struggles this season, as Monday's outing was the first time in eight appearances that he managed to pitch a full inning without allowing a baserunner. The 28-year-old is 0-2 with a 12.60 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 7:3 K:BB across five innings this season.
Wisler (0-2) was tagged with the loss Friday against Miami after giving up a run and a walk while fanning one across 1.1 innings.
Wisler didn't have a problem retiring the three batters he faced in the seventh inning, but he walked Jesus Aguilar with one out before departing the game. Wandy Peralta would then give up a three-run homer to Starling Marte, meaning Aguilar's run went on Wisler's ledger. The right-hander continues to struggle in the first weeks of the season, giving up runs in four of his six outings and posting an inflated 17.18 ERA across 3.2 innings thus far.
Wisler (0-1) allowed two runs on one hit and a walk while lasting just a third of an inning as he was handed the loss in Tuesday's game against the Padres.
Wisler came on to begin the seventh and was unable to preserve a 1-1 tie. The 28-year-old got the first out before walking the next batter and then serving up a two-run homer to Victor Caratini before being yanked from the game. Wisler has had a nightmarish start to the season, allowing six runs in 1.2 innings en route to a 32.40 ERA.
Wisler allowed one run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning in Monday's 3-2 win over the Padres.
Wisler was charged with a blown save, as he was unable to protect a one-run lead in the sixth inning. Caleb Baragar relieved Wisler to finish the frame and earned the win after the Giants pulled ahead in the seventh. The 28-year-old Wisler has given up four earned runs in 1.1 innings spanning three appearances -- a brutal start to his first year as a Giant. Expect the right-hander to see lower-leverage assignments until he corrects course. He had a 1.07 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 25.1 innings with the Twins last year, but his 3.34 FIP suggests that he didn't pitch quite as well as those numbers would indicate.
Wisler agreed to a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Giants on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Wisler was a surprise non-tender by the Twins last week. He threw 83 percent sliders last season with astonishing results, finishing with a 1.07 ERA, 3.35 FIP, 1.14 WHIP and 35:14 K:BB in 25.1 innings. Tyler Rogers is the only healthy Giants reliever who had any success in the late innings last season, so Wisler could find his way to high-leverage work, depending who else the Giants sign this offseason.
Wisler was non-tendered by the Twins on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
The move is a bit of a surprise, as the right-hander had an impressive 2020 campaign with a 1.07 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 35:14 K:BB over 25.1 innings. Wisler enters free agency coming off the best season of his career.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/04||vs SEA||W 4-3||2.0||2||1||0||4|
|08/01||vs BOS||W 3-2||1||1.0||2||0||0||1|
|07/31||vs BOS||W 9-5||1.2||0||0||1||1|
|07/28||vs NYY||L 1-3||1.2||1||0||0||1|
|07/25||@ CLE||L 2-3||1||0.1||2||2||0||0|
|07/23||@ CLE||W 10-5||1||2.0||2||1||0||4|
|07/21||vs BAL||W 5-4||2.0||2||1||0||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||114.0||24||23||1||5||4||0||113||28||95||2.53||1.079|
|2013||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||31.0||6||6||0||2||1||0||28||6||22||2.03||0.903|
|2013||AA-San Antonio Missions||105.0||20||20||0||8||5||0||103||27||85||3.00||1.067|
|2014||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||116.2||22||22||0||9||5||0||101||36||131||5.03||1.437|
|2014||AA-San Antonio Missions||30.0||6||6||0||1||0||0||35||6||26||2.10||1.067|