Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/8/13
Updated by Joe D, Last night in what many saw as his final Triple-A tuneup before a promotion to the Mets,  Zack Wheeler allowed four runs and eight hits with a walk  in 4.2 innings with seven strikeouts. According to SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt, Wheeler will not start next Friday as has been widely speculated. Instead he will be slotted into the rotation during the team’s five-game series in Atlanta which has been Adam Rubin’s stance all along. Told Wheeler isn't pitching here Friday- and after rain pushed Harvey to Friday, he absolutely won't start that day. DH in Atlanta it is — Kevin Burkhardt (@KBurkhardtSNY) June 8, 2013 Manager Wally Backman said after last night’s game that Wheeler was pretty good in the first four innings, but “there was some bad pitch selection in the fifth and he kind of just left the ball up in the zone.” According to John Harper of the Daily News, the Mets could push Wheeler back, not only because of the start, but because they want to be sure it’s after the...
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