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Matt Wisler solid for Braves in rain-shortened start

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Matt Wisler put up another solid outing for the Braves in a rain-shortened game against the Phillies.

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In a battle of the potential basement dwellers of the NL East, the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies ended in a rain-shortened tie game. Matt Wisler, looking to build off of a rocky but relatively successful rookie campaign, pitched three effective innings limiting the Phillies to just two hits and two walks. Wisler lowered his spring ERA to 2.25 and appears to be ready for the 2016 season.

The Phillies best scoring chance was in the 2nd when Wisler allowed a two-out single to Ryan Jackson which was followed by a walk to Tyler Goeddell. Wisler then forced Adam Morgan to ground out to 2nd to end the threat.

Wisler got through the 3rd without any damage, and after getting Ryan Howard to ground out in the 4th Wisler walked Cameron Rupp before the game was subsequently delayed and then cancelled.

Offensively, the Braves were limited to just two hits - both by Ender Inciarte who raised his spring line to .366/.364/.512

The Braves take on the Houston Astros tomorrow at 1:05 PM. Julio Teheran looks to build on back-to-back strong outings against Dan Strailey.