Originally written April 05, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Las Vegas 51s 10, Sacramento River Cats 5 The 51s had a rougher start to their season behind a shaky first outing for their star pitcher. Zack Wheeler got the opening day nod for Las Vegas and came out of the gate erratic but still exhibiting the mid-90′s fastball and hard curveball. Wheeler went three and one-third innings, throwing 86 pitches, allowing two runs on three hits, walking and striking out three each. Wheeler never seemed to find his comfort zone, and even when he settled in was leaving his fastball up in the zone. Gonzalez Germen came in to relieve Wheeler, and pitched a clean inning and one-third, striking out one. Greg Peavey came on in relief of Germen, and gave up two hits, a walk and struck out one in his inning and two-thirds of work. Justin Hampson came out for one-third and retired his batter with a strikeout. Armando Rodriguez pitched an inning, allowing three runs on four hits, walking three and striking out one. Robert Carson came out to clean-up for Rodrigu...
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