Minnesota Twins relief pitcher and Bryan native Matt Wisler is off to hot start in MLB’s shortened season, which is because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wisler, who pitched 1 1/3 innings in a 3-1 win against the Cleveland Indians Sunday, has pitched 3 2/3 innings, with seven strikeouts, four walks and a 1.64 WHIP, while allowing only two hits, no earned runs and recording a hold in three games.
The 2020 season is Wisler’s sixth at the Major League level. In his first five seasons across 129 appearances and 57 starts while playing for four franchises — the Braves, Reds, Padres and Mariners — he carried a 19-27 record with 304 strikeouts and a 5.20 earned run average.
He spent time with the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners in 2019, carrying a 3-4 record and a 5.61 ERA across 44 appearances and eight starts.
The Twins (7-2) and Wisler will next play the Pirates (2-7) in a four-game series, with two games in Minnesota then two in Pittsburgh. Minnesota currently is also in first place in the AL Central.