Zack Wheeler is expected to remain with Triple-A Las Vegas and throw his between-starts bullpen session with the Pacific Coast League club before joining the Mets on Monday in Atlanta. He is expected to pitch the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Braves at Turner Field.
Terry Collins said the nighttime assignment is designed to keep Wheeler in a routine.
“We thought it would be better for him, more comfortable for him, to continue on what he’s used to doing, and that’s pitching the night game — give him a chance to get to the ballpark at his regular time, go through his regular routine, without having to get there in the morning at 9 o’clock and not maybe have enough time to get himself prepared,” Collins said.
Matt Harvey will start the 1:10 p.m. opener, which is a makeup of a May 4 rainout. Wheeler will start the 7:10 p.m. nightcap with family and friends in the stands at Turner Field; he lives about 30 miles away in Dallas, Ga.
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