As he nears the end of his rookie season, Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has talked lately about being tired.
On Saturday night, he made the Washington Nationals look listless.
Wheeler pitched effectively into the seventh inning and New York piled up a season-high 17 hits in routing the Nationals 11-3.
Wheeler (7-3) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out three and walking one. Since the start of July, the touted rookie is 6-2 with a 2.96 ERA.
''Because he's throwing strikes,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. ''He's not trying to strike people out. With the great arm that he had, people were looking for that and I think when he got up here he thought he had to do that.''
Eric Young Jr., Daniel Murphy, Josh Satin and Juan Lagares had three hits apiece for New York, which scored 11 runs for the second time in three days and won its third straight.
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