With two doubleheaders coming up in less than a week, the Atlanta Braves have juggled their starting rotation plans again. Atlanta will now start Kyle Muller in Game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader and he will be followed by Bryse Wilson in Game 2. Wilson had been scheduled to start Tuesday’s game for Gwinnett.
RHP Bryse Wilson is now set to start tomorrow’s Game 2. LHP Kyle Muller is still the probable starter for Game 1.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 20, 2021
The Braves will take advantage of the 27th man for Wednesday’s doubleheader and add Wilson without having to make another roster move. Following Monday’s rainout, if the Braves had stayed with their current schedule, they would have needed to add a pitcher on Saturday. Adjusting now was simply an easier option. Keep in mind, that things can change but below is a look at how things would line up with the current rotation.
Probables in Philadelphia:
Thursday - Charlie Morton
Friday - Max Fried
Saturday - Drew Smyly
Sunday - Touki Toussaint
Probables for five-game series at New York:
Monday DH Game 1 - Kyle Muller
Monday DH Game 2 - Bryse Wilson
Tuesday - Charlie Morton
Wednesday - Max Fried
Thursday - Drew Smyly
Brian Snitker had some encouraging news on the injury front. Ian Anderson is feeling better but is still several days from being reexamined. “He’s feeling a lot better,” Snitker said of Anders. “He’s doing his exercises, and all that right now. He says that everything has calmed down and he feels a lot better.”
Once Anderson is reexamined, the team will then determine a course of action. He will likely need several weeks to ramp back up once he begins throwing.
Snitker said that injured catcher Travis d’Arnaud continues to progress and will travel with the team on their upcoming road trip. “A lot of progress,” Snitker said. “We’re actually going to take him on the road and work him out. He’s coming along good. He’s swinging with two hands. He’s off the tee and catching balls off the machine. It just takes time to get all his strength, range of motion and all that stuff back. He’s right where the medical staff thought he would be right now.”
Huascar Ynoa threw a side session on Monday and is slated to throw live BP Thursday. He is currently scheduled to begin a rehab assignment in Florida next week.
“The sides have went well and he’s going to do an up down and live BP on Thursday,” Snitker said. “Then I think he pretty much starts like a five day type situation.”