Wright lasted just two-thirds of an inning at the start of Wednesday's blowout loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS, allowing seven runs on five hits and two walks.
Wright allowed the first seven of the playoff-record 11 runs the Dodgers scored in the first inning. He seemed to be settling down after allowing a single and a double to start the game, recording a pair of groundouts, but he proceeded to allow the next five batters to reach base, including back-to-back homers by Joc Pederson and Edwin Rios. While the Braves likely didn't anticipate Wright struggling quite this much, they presumably didn't have particularly high expectations for him, as he owns a career 6.22 ERA in 63.2 big-league innings.
Wright allowed three hits and two walks over six scoreless innings in a win over the Marlins on Thursday in Game 3 of the NLDS. He struck out seven.
Wright had to wiggle out of some trouble in the first inning and again in the third. There was not much drama otherwise as Wright kept the Marlins off the scoreboard and the bullpen did the same to complete Atlanta's shutout and clinch a trip to the NLCS. Wright endured some major struggles at the highest level in 2019, but he's been better this season and especially lately as he's avoided shooting himself in the foot with free passes (five walks in his last 19 innings).
Wright allowed two runs on two hits and three walks and struck out four in 6.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Red Sox on Friday.
Wright was in line for the loss, but the Braves got him off the hook with a three-run eighth inning. The right-hander allowed a solo shot to Jackie Bradley and an RBI groundout to Rafael Devers. Wright ends the regular season with a 2-4 record, 5.21 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 30 strikeouts in 38 innings across eight starts.
Wright (2-4) fired 6.1 scoreless innings Sunday as he earned the win against the Mets. He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out six.
Wright failed to earn a win in any of his first five starts of the season, but he's now been rewarded with wins in each of his past two outings. Wright put forth his longest start of the year as he allowed only two baserunners against New York. The right-hander should make his final start of the regular season at home Saturday against the Red Sox.
Wright (1-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings as he earned the win Sunday against the Nationals.
Wright has struggled over most of his appearances this year as he was charged with losses in four of his five starts. Sunday's effort matched his longest start of the season. Although he wasn't particularly dominant, Atlanta's offense provided him with considerable support against Max Scherzer, allowing Wright to secure his first major-league win. With several other starters slated to return next week, Wright's next start should come Sunday on the road against the Mets.
Wright is listed as the Braves' probable starter for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Wright delivered a dud in his return to the Atlanta rotation earlier this week, giving up five runs on seven hits -- including three home runs -- and two walks over four frames. However, due to a lack of healthy and/or dependable alternates, Wright will get the chance to redeem himself in Washington. Fantasy managers shouldn't have nearly as much faith in Wright as the Braves do, as the right-hander's 7.86 ERA (7.20 FIP) and 1.99 WHIP in 44.2 career innings show no evidence that he's big-league ready.
Wright (0-4) was tagged with the loss Tuesday against Miami, pitching four innings and allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four.
Wright went up against rookie stud Sixto Sanchez and was unable to keep pace, tying a season worst by allowing five runs while lasting only four frames. He was victimized by three home runs as Miami went deep once in each of the second, third and fourth innings. The right-hander induced only six swinging strikes in the loss and yielded a season-high seven hits. Wright now owns an unsightly 8.05 ERA and 2.21 WHIP over 19 innings this season. If he gets another turn in the rotation, it is likely to take place Sunday at Washington.
The Braves recalled Wright from their alternate training site ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Marlins.
Wright will rejoin the rotation as a replacement for Robbie Erlin, who worked in long relief behind starter Ian Anderson in Monday's 5-4 loss in 10 innings. Though the Braves remain high on the 25-year-old's long-term outlook, Wright's early returns at the big-league level haven't been encouraging. Since making his MLB debut in 2019, Wright has posted a 7.52 ERA, 1.97 WHIP and a 35:35 K:BB over 40.2 innings.
Wright will start Tuesday's game against the Marlins, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Wright will rejoin the major-league club after spending the last several weeks at the alternate training site. The right-hander posted a 7.20 ERA and 12:16 K:BB over 15 innings during his first stint with the team in 2020.
Wright was sent to Atlanta's alternate camp site Thursday.
Wright has struggled through four appearances this season, posting a 7.20 ERA, 2.20 WHIP and 12:16 K:BB across 15 innings. The Braves don't need a fifth starter until the end of the month, though it remains to be seen whether Wright or someone else -- possibly prospect Ian Anderson -- will get the ball when that time comes. Chris Martin was activated from the IL in a corresponding move.
Wright won't start as scheduled Wednesday against the Nationals since the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
The 24-year-old now won't start again until at least early next week since Max Fried, Robbie Erlin and Josh Tomlin are set to start this weekend for Atlanta, per Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Wright could start Tuesday against the Yankees, but the Braves may get creative with their rotation since they have two scheduled off days next week.
Wright (0-3) lasted just three innings while giving up three runs on two hits and six walks as in an 8-2 loss to the Marlins on Friday. He struck out just one batter.
It's been a rough first couple of weeks for Wright, who more than likely would have already been removed from the Braves' starting rotation if they weren't so desperate for healthy arms. The 2017 first-round pick has given up 17 hits with a poor 12:16 K:BB over 15 innings. His next start is scheduled for Thursday against Washington, another powerful offense that should present Wright with another challenge.
Wright (0-2) took the loss Saturday, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks over six innings as Atlanta was downed 5-0 by the Phillies. He struck out three.
The young right-hander traded goose eggs with veteran Jake Arrieta until the fourth inning, when Wright served up homers to J.T. Realmuto and Jay Bruce. Wright did throw 91 pitches (59 strikes), but his inability to consistently command his plus raw stuff continues to hold him back in the bigs. He'll look to rein in his 6.75 ERA during his next start, scheduled for Friday in Miami.
Wright will start Saturday's game against the Phillies after Friday's game was rained out.
Friday's game was postponed with approximately an hour remaining until the first pitch, so Wright will still be able to start in Saturday's contest. The team had yet to announce a starter for Saturday prior to the postponement. Max Fried will start the first game of a doubleheader Sunday, while Bryse Wilson is a top candidate to start Game 2.
Wright fired 3.1 scoreless innings in Sunday's win against the Mets but didn't factor into the decision. He allowed five hits and four walks while striking out five.
Although Wright didn't allow any Mets to cross the plate Sunday, he struggled with control, which helped contribute to the nine baserunners that he allowed over just 3.1 innings. As a result, he didn't qualify for the win due to the length of his start. The right-hander was slightly more effective Sunday than he was in his season debut, and he'll attempt to build on his momentum on the road Friday against the Phillies.
Wright (0-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Rays after surrendering five runs on four hits and three walks over 2.2 innings. He had three strikeouts.
The 24-year-old didn't give up any extra-base hits, but he had a difficult time keeping Tampa Bay off the basepaths before his early exit. Wright will look for a rebound performance at home against the Mets on Sunday.
Wright is slated to start Tuesday's game in Tampa Bay.
As expected, Wright's inclusion on the pitching schedule confirms that he'll begin the season as the fifth man in the Atlanta rotation. With Cole Hamels (triceps) on the 45-day injured list, Wright should have the opportunity to stick in the rotation for the majority of the season if his performance warrants it. Jhoulys Chacin, Touki Toussaint, Josh Tomlin and Bryse Wilson wait in the wings as potential replacements in the event Wright struggles in his initial starts.
Wright is a little behind the rest of the Braves pitchers in summer camp, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
He threw his first live batting practice Sunday and will pitch in an intrasquad game over the next three days. Wright was apparently slow to arrive to camp due to coronavirus testing and travel. Bowman notes that Wright is still poised to either be the No. 5 starter or a piggyback option, perhaps in front of or behind Sean Newcomb or Josh Tomlin. Wright is arguably the most talented starting pitcher of that trio, so if he stays on track, he could serve as a true starter for the bulk of the shortened season.
Wright will compete for the final spot in the Braves' rotation with Felix Hernandez opting out of the 2020 season, Charles Odum of the Associated Press reports.
He seems like the most deserving option, but Wright will have to stave off Sean Newcomb and, to a lesser extent, Bryse Wilson, in the coming weeks. Wright logged a 2.60 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 92:23 K:BB in 79.2 innings over his final 13 starts at Triple-A last season and posted a 2.03 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 15:3 K:BB in 13.1 innings this spring.
Wright could see consistent usage as part of the Atlanta staff this season if rosters are expanded beyond 26 players, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The team's No. 3 fantasy prospect, Wright was still competing for the final spot in the rotation when spring training was suspended, but he appeared to be behind Felix Hernandez in the race. The delayed start to the regular season also makes it likely Cole Hamels (shoulder) will be ready, pushing the 24-year-old right-hander further down the depth chart. Wright would be one of the top candidates to handle a long relief or sixth starter role for the team, however, along with Bryse Wilson and Touki Toussaint. Wright has struggled in his brief cups of coffee in the majors but posted a solid 4.17 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 116:35 K:BB in 112.1 innings last year for Triple-A Gwinnett, including a dominant 2.60 ERA and 10.5 K/9 over his final 13 starts.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/14||vs LAD||L 3-15||1||0.2||5||7||2||0|
|10/08||@ MIA||W 7-0||1||6.0||3||0||2||7|
|09/25||vs BOS||W 8-7||6.2||2||2||3||4|
|09/20||@ NYM||W 7-0||1||6.1||1||0||1||6|
|09/13||@ WAS||W 8-4||1||6.0||8||3||2||4|
|09/08||vs MIA||L 0-8||1||4.0||7||5||2||4|
|08/14||@ MIA||L 2-8||1||3.0||2||3||6||1|
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|2017||AFA-Florida Fire Frogs||11.1||6||6||0||0||1||0||10||4||8||3.24||1.081|