Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/27/13
On the day the team and its loyal fanbase learned the devastating news that Matt Harvey will likely need Tommy John surgery to repair a partially torn UCL in his elbow, Zack Wheeler took the mound and delivered the goods. Despite the 2-1 loss to the Phillies, the young righthander gave us the reassuring start we all needed to help us move on. In 6.2 innings, the 23-year old allowed just two earned runs on five hits, walking one and striking out seven. More important that his pitching line was his confidence that continues to grow each time he takes the mound. When asked if he felt any added pressure going into the game, the Mets’ top prospect said he wasn’t fazed.   “No, not necessarily. I’m going to go out there and pitch the same way I’ve been pitching,” Wheeler said. “Like I said it’s unfortunate that it happened and I’m going to go out there and do the best I can, control what I can control.” It’s funny that I urged those similar sentiments in an earlier post today, control what you
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