Wisler threw two scoreless, hitless innings as the opener in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader between the Twins and Tigers. He allowed one walk and struck out three.
Make it five straight scoreless appearances for Wisler; he has a 0.93 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in that stretch (8.2 innings). The right-hander is putting together his best MLB season by a wide margin. The Twins have another doubleheader next week, so Wisler could get another opportunity to open before transitioning back to a traditional bullpen role.
Wisler will be the opener for the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports
Wisler has been a starter in the past, but he hasn't thrown more than 2.2 innings in any of his 10 appearances this season, so he's unlikely to pitch too deep into this contest. It's not yet clear who will follow him.
Wisler earned the save against the White Sox on Tuesday, pitching a perfect ninth inning and striking out a pair.
With usual closer Taylor Rogers one day removed from a 33-pitch outing and in the midst of a shaky four-game stretch, the Twins summoned Wisler from the bullpen to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning. The right-hander was up to the task, throwing 11 of 14 pitches for strikes and setting the White Sox down in order. The save was the second of Wisler's career and his first since 2016. The 27-year-old is enjoying a resurgent season in Minnesota, posting a 1.08 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB over 16.2 innings. Rogers figures to continue as the team's closer, however, so Wisler's fantasy value will be minimal unless he begins receiving more high-leverage opportunities.
Wisler gave up one hit and walked three batters over 1.2 scoreless innings as the opener in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers. He struck out three.
The right-hander threw only 22 of 41 pitches for strikes before exiting the game, but despite putting runners in scoring position in both his frames, Wisler was able to emerge unscathed. He now sports a 1.15 ERA through 15.2 innings for the Twins, but his 19:10 K:BB highlights his control issues. With Michael Pineda (suspension) potentially joining the rotation next week, Wisler will likely return to the bullpen.
Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers was rained out, so Wisler may not work as an opener this weekend, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Twins can have Randy Dobnak start Saturday on extra rest while Kenta Maeda can start the second game on normal rest, so Wisler should return to a bullpen role in the short term.
Wisler will work as the opener for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Twins were going to go with a bullpen game for one of the two games, and they are expecting the first game to be interrupted by weather, so Wisler will take the ball in Game 1 before potentially making way for Devin Smeltzer out of the bullpen.
Wisler tossed two scoreless innings as the opener in Sunday's win over the Royals, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two. He did not factor in the decision.
Wisler did his job as the opener Sunday, keeping the Royals off the board in his two innings. Wisler has his ERA down to an outstanding 1.29 on the season and the right-hander could see more chances to open going forward.
Wisler will serve as the opener Sunday against the Royals, Audra Martin of FOX Sports North reports.
The 27-year-old delivered two scoreless frames as the opener last Monday against the Royals, and he'll get the chance to replicate that performance in Sunday's series finale. Wisler has been lights out to begin the season with a 1.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB through 12 innings. The Twins haven't announced who may follow him, but Devin Smeltzer is a likely candidate to cover multiple innings.
Wisler will serve as the opener Sunday against the Royals, Audra Martin of FOX Sports North reports.
The 27-year-old delivered two scoreless frames as the opener last Monday against the Royals, and he'll get the chance to replicate that performance Sunday. Wisler has been lights out to begin the season with a 1.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB through 12 innings. The Twins haven't announced who may follow him, but Devin Smeltzer is a likely candidate to cover multiple innings.
Wisler is scheduled to serve as the Twins' opening pitcher in Monday's game against the Royals, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Wisler hasn't covered more than 2.2 innings or tossed more than 39 pitches in any of his six appearances out of the bullpen this season, so don't expect him to push very far past those limits in Monday's start. Devin Smeltzer, Lewis Thorpe and Jorge Alcala are all candidates to cover multiple innings behind Wisler, but the Twins haven't formally appointed a primary pitcher for Monday.
Wisler has made Minnesota's 30-man Opening Day roster, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Wisler had a 5.62 ERA last season between the Padres and Mariners, but had a 4.24 FIP and 11.1 K/9. His strikeout ability will put him in the mix for a middle-relief role.
Wisler threw a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in Monday's spring training win over Boston. He appears to have a leg up on a spot in the bullpen, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Wisler had a 5.62 ERA last season between the Padres and Mariners, but had a 4.24 FIP and a 11.1 K/9. His strikeout ability could land him a spot in middle relief, but he faces competition from Zack Littell, Cody Stashak, Cory Gearrin, Sean Poppen, Blaine Hardy and Jorge Alcala for the final three spots in the bullpen. Fernando Romero's absence from spring training due to visa issues does improve Wisler's odds that he'll begin the season in Minnesota.
Wisler was claimed off waivers by the Twins on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
The 27-year-old recorded a 5.61 ERA with a 63:16 K:BB in 51.1 innings pitched last season between the Padres and Mariners, but was designated for assignment by the Mariners as they clear roster space. Wisler will provide some versatility to the Twins' pitching staff, as he has experience as a starter and reliever in the majors.
Wisler (1-2) was charged with the loss in an extra-innings defeat at the hands of the Astros on Thursday, allowing a game-winning two-run home run and a walk while also recording a strikeout over one-third of an inning.
Tasked with preserving a 9-9 tie upon entering in the bottom of the 13th inning, Wisler promptly issued a leadoff walk to Jake Marisnick before getting a swinging strikeout of Jose Altuve. However, Michael Brantley subsequently squared up on Wisler's first offering, a 92 mph fastball, and sent it 409 feet to right field to end the marathon. September hasn't been kind to Wisler thus far, as he's allowed four earned runs over 1.2 innings across a pair of appearances, despite Brantley's homer qualifying as the only hit the right-handed reliever has allowed.
Wisler (1-1) was credited with his fourth hold but also charged with a loss against the Cubs on Monday, allowing two earned runs on two walks while also recording three strikeouts across 1.1 innings.
Wisler managed the rather unlikely feat of surrendering a pair of runs while not allowing any hits, although both crossed the plate after he'd left the game. Wisler has been charged with multiple earned runs in two of his last five appearances overall, but he's been reliable otherwise in the second half. The right-hander has four holds and a win since the All-Star break while also generating a respectable 3.93 ERA and .225 BAA across 18.1 innings.
Wisler will serve as the opener Monday against the Yankees, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Wisler has fared well in seven appearances as an opener this season, allowing just four hits and a walk across nine scoreless innings while striking out eight and holding opponents to a .133 batting average. Tommy Milone will follow Wisler and cover the bulk of innings Monday.
Wisler (1-0) allowed a hit and struck out one over two-thirds of an inning Friday, earning the win in a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Wisler did allow an inherited runner to score, which tied the game, but the right-hander became the pitcher of record when the Mariners rallied for three runs in the bottom half of the sixth inning. He has a 1.80 ERA and 0.93 WHIP with 18 strikeouts in 15 innings over 14 appearances -- seven as an opener -- with the Mariners.
Wisler served as the opener in a win over the Rays on Tuesday, firing a scoreless first inning during which he allowed a hit and issued a walk.
Wisler ended up throwing 26 pitches during his one frame due to some control issues, but he was able to extend his scoreless streak as an opener this season to nine innings. The right-hander also boasts a .133 BAA and has allowed just one extra-base hit, a double, in that capacity.
Wisler will serve as the opener for Tuesday's game against the Rays, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Wisler will take the mound for the first inning or so before handing the ball to Tommy Milone, who's set to eat up the bulk of the innings. Wisler has tossed six scoreless frames and fanned six over his last five appearances.
Wisler struck out two in a scoreless inning Friday night against the Blue Jays.
Wisler opened Friday's contest, and he did his job before the Mariners turned the ball over to Wade LeBlanc. The 26-year-old right-hander has now turned in nine consecutive scoreless outings, fanning 13 while walking none over that stretch (10.1 innings). Wisler sports a 4.25 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 50 strikeouts over 42.1 innings this season.
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