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Wilkerson to get first MLB start Wednesday night in Pittsburgh

Andy Reed • Sep 19, 2017 at 4:53 PM

Rookie Aaron Wilkerson will make his first big-league start at Pittsburgh tomorrow night, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Tuesday afternoon

The former Cumberland star made his MLB debut last Friday, striking out two of the three Miami Marlins he faced in the ninth inning to close out the Brewers’ 10-2 win.

Wilkerson, one of the aces during Cumberland’s 2010 NAIA championship season, went 11-4 with a 3.16 earned-run average in 24 starts for Double-A Biloxi this summer, striking out 143 batters in 142 1/3 innings. Promoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs for the Pacific Coast League playoffs earlier this month, he threw seven no-hit innings at Memphis with 11 strikeouts and one walk.

Between his minor-league stops, Wilkerson’s team has won his last 10 starts, including games in which he left trailing. That could be very important to a Brewers team chasing the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central and the Colorado Rockies in the NL wild card chase.

Gametime for Wednesday’s game is 6:05 p.m. CDT at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

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