Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 8/23/13
Last year the Mets’ SP had a terrible time against the Braves but this year has been a different story. One of the biggest reasons for that has been the success of rookie Zack Wheeler, who has squared off against Atlanta three times and has a 3-0 record. While Wheeler has been the beneficiary of some strong offense this year, he’s also pitched very well against the Braves, as he sports a 2.89 ERA and a 1.286 WHIP against the team running away with things this year in the NL East. The Mets still have one series left with the Braves this year, so Wheeler may get one more shot against the team that has owned the Mets in recent years. If he does pitch against Atlanta and gets a win, he’ll become the first pitcher to go 4-0 against the Braves since Danny Jackson and Orel Hershiser both accomplished the feat back in 1988, with Hershiser winning five games. Of course the Braves went 54-106 back in 1988, so it was a little bit different than to do it in 2013 when they are playing at ...
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