In the midst of a tight NL East race with the New York Mets, the Atlanta Braves turned to starting pitcher Kyle Wright to snap a brief two-game losing streak. As he has done for the entirety of the year, Wright put together a strong and winning performance while the Braves topped the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-3.
Wright went 5.1 innings and allowed just 2 earned runs while striking out six. That was good enough for his league-leading 20th win.
Manager Brian Snitker spoke with reporters following the game, unafraid to show off his excitement for the 26-year-old Wright. In fact, Snitker revealed a special request he made following the outing.
Kyle Wright 20th Win
Snitker explained how he told Wright "I want you to sign my scorecard cause this is my first 20-game winner as a manager. I'm going to frame that thing and put it on my wall." He even mentioned authentication, just to show how serious this request was.
Wright's 20th win was yet another special moment for Snitker and his Braves in 2022. The young righty became the first pitcher in the big leagues to win 20 games this season. He's been both dominant and available for the entire campaign, racking up 29 starts with an impressive 3.18 ERA.
What makes this moment even more special is the fact Wright entered the season with just a pair of victories throughout his career. He had made only 14 career starts prior to the 2022 campaign.
Snitker's managed the Braves since 2016. Despite a World Series win last year and five-straight playoff appearances, he's never managed a 20-game winner in his brief career.
Wright's continued success will go a long way in the Braves' march towards another World Series. As it stands, Atlanta ranks with the fifth-best odds (+950) to win the 2022 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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