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Zack Wheeler day was a bust.
The other phenom in the Mets’ rotation didn’t remind anyone of Matt Harvey, but the bullpen bailed him out in a 5-4 win over the Phillies at Citi Field on Saturday.
Wheeler needed one more out to be in line for the win, but couldn’t get it. With a two-run lead, he left with the bases loaded and two out in the fifth, when Terry Collins came out to rescue the young righthander who had thrown 106 pitches in the 93-degree heat.
With none of Wheeler’s hype, another rookie, Gonzalez Germen (1-1), entered to strike out Delmon Young to keep the Mets ahead to stay.
Bobby Parnell would later survive a shaky ninth as the Mets rebounded from their humbling start to the second half — a 13-8 loss on Friday.
“There’s been a few times now I’ve had to come out early because I’m throwing 20 pitches an inning,” Wheeler said. “Falling behind guys like that is not going to work. That’s part of my game. I’ll have to fix it pretty fast.
“Obviously, I want to do good (at
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The New York Mets won the games pitched by Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey over the weekend, but their performances illustrated the gap between the two, and still the need for improvement of each.
Let’s look first at Wheeler, who is here to stay. He’s taken his lumps and will take some more. Wheeler’s problem remains command of all his pitches, beginning with the fastball that...
Matt Harvey vs. Domonic Brown is a battle that we could see for the next 10 years as they are the future stars of their respective teams.
Of course if the early results are any indication of what is to come, Phillies fans wont be happy with what they see.
Brown on Sunday faced Harvey three times and each time was a victim of a strikeout. Overall in his career he is 0-10 with 7 K’s...
Outside of phenom Matt Harvey, starting pitching has not been the New York Mets’ strong suit in 2013. From Aaron Laffey to Shaun Marcum, nobody has been anywhere near as consistently reliable as Harvey has. This poses a lot of questions as to who will start Opening Day next year, or in the games following for that matter. Here’s my prediction for just that.
1. Matt Harvey...
Mets hope to get a better pitching performance today from Wheeler while they look to hang another loss on old pal Hamels. Game time is 1:10 PM.
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Phillies (Cole Hamels, 4-11, 4.05) at Mets (Zack Wheeler, 3-1, 3.54)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Josh Satin – 1B
Juan Lagares – CF
Anthony Recker – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Zack Wheeler – RHP
After dropping their first game out of the All-Star break Friday night against Philadelphia, 13...
Gonzalez Germen came out of the bullpen to bail out fellow rookie Zack Wheeler and help the New York Mets hold off the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Saturday.
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Phillies at Mets
Cliff Lee (10-3, 2.86) vs. Matt Harvey (7-2, 2.35)
Eric Young Jr., LF
Daniel Murphy, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Marlon Byrd, RF
Josh Satin, 1B
John Buck, C
Juan Lagares, CF
Omar Quintanilla, SS
Matt Harvey, RHP
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