After a long day at Turner Field, the future suddenly looks a lot brighter for the New York Mets.
Just imagine Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler at the top of the rotation for years to come.
''I hope people saw this,'' said manager Terry Collins, no doubt referring to New York's long-suffering NL fans. ''Certainly they're going to enjoy watching these two guys for a long time. They're going to be around.''
Wheeler lived up the hype in his major league debut, pitching six scoreless innings to lead the Mets to a 6-1 victory over the first-place Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday night.
In the opener, Harvey didn't allow a hit until the seventh and struck out a career-high 13 as New York held off the Braves 4-3.
''I had some jitters going at first,'' said Wheeler, who went back out to sign autographs in his full uniform after the game. ''Then I settled down a little bit, probably the fourth or fifth...