The Mets travel to the South Side of Chicago for Wheeler Day! The Mets are coming off of a needed off day after pounding the Phillies in an 8-0 win. Harvey was great pitching 6 shutout innings (he was stopped by the rain, but really he was stopped by the umpires who were stopped by the rain) and David Wright had himself a day going 4-5, 2 2B, 3B, HR. Today Wheeler looks to build off of his excellent debut as he squares off against one of the best pitchers in the American League, Chris Sale.
Wheeler was great in his debut picking up the win after pitching 6.0 innings allowing only 4 hits while striking out 7 batters. His K to BB ratio was a little high (7:5) which was inflated by nerves in the first inning. Wheeler showed the pose we knew he had by getting out of self inflicted jams and relying on his stuff. He has never faced the White Sox nor has he faced any one on the White Sox level in a major league game.
Chris Sale is quickly becoming a rising star (although due to his market and his location, it’s easy for him to slip the mind the East Coast National League fan). He is 5-6 over 13 starts and 90.1 innings with a 2.69 ERA. He has walked 21 batters to 91 strikeouts. He has been more human in June going 0-4 with a 3.08 ERA. He has never faced the Mets and the only Met to face him is new to the team Eric Young, who is 0-1.
Lets Go Mets!