The Braves have made yet another roster move on their recent pitching carousel:
The #Braves today recalled RHP Bryse Wilson to Atlanta after optioning RHP Chad Sobotka to the club’s alternate training site following last night’s game.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 6, 2020
Look, I know what we’re all thinking. On Friday, Patrick Weigel was the 29th man for the doubleheader, was tabbed to pitch the last inning in a one-run game, and imploded. On Saturday, he was sent down and Chad Sobotka was recalled, and basically the same thing happened. Now, it’s Sunday, and we’ll all be watching with bated breath to see if it’s Bryse Wilson’s turn to melt down late in a one-run contest. Right?
This is the second time Wilson has been added to the major league team this season. He previously made one ghastly appearance against the Yankees on August 11, facing ten batters, retiring just four of them, walking four, and giving up a home run. For Sobotka, meanwhile, this is already the sixth time he’s been sent down after being called back up... and there have been, at most, eight weeks in the season. He’s made four appearances, retired 11 of 20 batters faced, and has walked and struck out just two men each. On the plus side, he hasn’t yet allowed a home run... but really that’s about all that can be said about him at this point.
The Braves play the Nationals in a series finale this afternoon in Atlanta.