Nobody can say with any certainty how the careers of Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler will unfold. We’ve been bombarded with the comparisons to Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden for both.
Hell, Gooden even tweeted late last night about their future. Imagine how Twitter might have blown up if it was around when he played?
WHEELER: Enjoy him now. (AP)
Will they live up to the expectations and follow Seaver into stardom, or they flame out as Gooden did?
Harvey was dominatingly spectacular in winning for the first time in over a month to break a long string of no-decisions. Wheeler, as anticipated, had control problems, but pitched out of three significant jams in six scoreless innings.
Since the trade of Carlos Beltran for Wheeler, the Mets have promised a bright future built on pitching. Throw in Jon Niese, and with Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero in the minors, and it didn’t have the feel the Mets selling us a bill of goods.
We got that feeling by watching their inaction at the trade dead...