Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/6/13
There are losses that can be blamed on a single player, and some even on human error — but others are just disappointing team losses where you get outplayed in every facet of the word. These happen every now and then and they’re unpleasant to watch. Tonight, sadly, was one of those games. Zack Wheeler had a streak of consecutive quality starts broken tonight while former Mets prospect Scott Kazmir mowed down the Mets lineup in an 8-1 defeat to the Indians. Wheeler’s problems tonight stemmed from perhaps the one issue he had in the minor leagues: walking batters. He walked five batters over five innings of work, and allowed five hits in the same span. He was charged with three runs, only two of them earned, and he struck out three. The unearned run crossed in the second, as an in-direct result of a Wilmer Flores throwing error. All in all, Wheeler did a nice job dancing out of the trouble he put himself in over the course of the game, so I can take solace in the fact that he was pret...
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