Braves Option Touki Toussaint and Kyle Wright After Crushing Loss to Nationals

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After losing by nine runs to the second-place Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves made some moves to adjust their pitching staff.

The team optioned RHP Touki Toussaint and RHP Kyle Wright to Triple-A Gwinnett. RHP Wes Parsons and RHP Patrick Weigel have been recalled from Gwinnett to take their spots on the active roster.

Wright, 23, started the game for the Braves, going 2.2 innings while giving up seven runs on seven hits and allowing three walks with three strikeouts. His ERA jumped to 9.72 on the season over 16.2 innings, which isn't a good look for the team's second-ranked prospect, according to

Toussaint, 23, entered the game after Wright and pitched only a little better. In 2.2 innings, Toussaint allowed three runs on four hits, striking out two and walking three. The most notable part of his outing, though, was the three-run homer he gave up to Stephen Strasburg in the top of the third. Despite being 4-0 and striking out 45 batters in 41.2 innings on the season, Toussaint carries a 5.62 ERA.

Weigel, 25, is the 16th-best prospect in the Braves' system, per The former seventh-round pick in the 2015 draft can hit 97-98 MPH with two breaking pitches and a changeup that could act as a weapon against lefty batters.

Parsons, 28, has pitched 14.1 innings over 15 games for Atlanta this season. He carries a 3.77 ERA with 12 strikeouts, but his 11 walks are a bit troublesome.