Bryse Wilson spent most of his summer in Gwinnett, Ga. The Braves utilized their Triple-A affiliate as their alternate site for this strange season, and Wilson was one of the prospects stashed there. He made his 2020 debut in relief on Aug. 11 and did not pitch again for nearly a month. Wilson, 22, has started seven big-league games in his career. He has never pitched in the postseason. And he will be the first line of defense as the Braves look to maintain their edge in the National League Championship Series in Game 4 on Thursday.

The hard-fought advantage accrued by Atlanta over the first two nights of this series evaporated in the first inning of a 15-3 Dodgers drubbing. The Dodgers hung seven runs on Braves rookie starter Kyle Wright and set a postseason record with an 11-run first inning. The implosion by Wright forced Atlanta’s bullpen to procure 25 outs, the sort of outlay that can reshape a series.

What a difference an inning makes. Even after a…





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