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Zack Wheeler once again zeroed in on the Atlanta Braves. The Mets rookie beat the NL East leaders for the third time, pitching shutout ball into the seventh inning and sending New York past Atlanta 5-3 Tuesday night. "I feel pretty comfortable against them," he said. "Not to bash them, but it was a pretty easy game plan." Wheeler improved to 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA against the team with the best record in the majors. He is the only pitcher with three wins over the Braves this year -- there are just four teams that have beaten Atlanta more often this season. Wheeler (6-2), raised in the Atlanta suburbs, defeated the Braves at Turner Field with six shutout innings in his big league debut in June, then topped them at Citi Field in July. Now, another victory. All that success against the team he grew up watching is nice for him, he said, but "not so much for our friends back home." Marlon Byrd and Ike Davis homered and speedy Eric Young Jr. sparked the Mets, stealing two bases, scorin...
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