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Tonight Zack Wheeler takes on the team that drafted him for the second time this season. The first time the 23-year old faced the Giants, he was publicized as the “Robin” to the leading Cy-Young candidate and NL All-Star Game Starter Matt Harvey; perhaps unfairly so.
Since that initial outing at AT&T against his former franchise; much has changed. Harvey and a pitching rubber between now and 2015 is in question, and Wheeler has taken significant strides since his call up.
Speaking with Wheeler 1-on-1 regarding his own personal adjustments since making it to the big leagues, he says he feels his most significant improvement has been his command.
“I think my command has gotten a little better,” said Wheeler when asked what has changed since his call-up. “I think it’s repeating my mechanics, being more consistent with it allows me to be more consistent in the strike zone.”
Wheeler’s numbers back up his sentiments. In his first nine starts with the Mets, the Georgia-native had walk...
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Zack Wheeler didn’t take the loss for the New York Mets Tuesday night although he certainly deserved so. This was one of the few times a Mets’ starter came away with a no-decision and it turned out to be a positive for him.
Wheeler was his own worst enemy in five rocky innings as he walked six, including to the leadoff hitter in the fifth that eventually came around to score...
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The Mets (67-83) lost 8-5 to the Giants (70-81) on Tuesday Night
Zack Wheeler took the ball for the Mets, but struggled with his command against the team that traded him back in 2011. Wheeler managed to work around a leadoff walk in the 1st, but 4 walks in the 2nd (including one to the pitcher with the bases loaded) allowed the Giants to put up 3 runs in the 2nd inning.
Is there anything more surprising than the return of Yusmeiro Petit? In 32 IP this year he has 6 BB and 37 Ks, which has led to a 2.53 ERA and a 3-0 record. If he was still on the Marlins we could say there was still time for them to win the Carlos Delgado deal. Anyway, tonight’s game is at 7:10 pm.
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New York Mets ace right-hander Matt Harvey was lost for the season several weeks ago with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. It was immediately assumed that the 24-year-old would undergo Tommy John surgery to correct the tear and be out for at least a year. Apparently, Harvey is now convinced he doesn’t need surgery. After seeing Dr. James Andrews...
GIANTS (69-81) at METS (67-82)
RHP Yusmeiro Petit (3-0, 2.53) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (7-5, 3.22)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Juan Lagares – CF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Lucas Duda – 1B
Wilmer Flores – 3B
Matt den Dekker – RF
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Ruben Tejada – SS
Zack Wheeler – RHP
Looks like the Mets opted not to bring David Wright back as expected…
Yesterday, Matt Harvey returned from seeing Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida to get that second opinion on the partial UCL tear in his right elbow. However, nobody was talking afterward. Instead, the Mets released this short and somewhat ominous statement:
Matt Harvey saw Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. today for a second opinion on his right elbow. Harvey is on his...
After consulting with Dr. James Andrews, Mets young ACE, Matt Harvey has decided to forgo Tommy John surgery, and has elected to rehabilitate his cranky right elbow.
Harvey has been the sole Mets story this year, with his dominant pitching performances and gritty 'tude. Unfortunately, like with most Mets youngsters, he got hurt and his season was cut about a month too short.
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New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has decided that he’ll use rest and rehabilitation to heal his partially torn UCL in an attempt to avoid Tommy John surgery. The pitcher went for a second opinion yesterday with Dr. James Andrews and apparently it went well enough to wear Harvey chose rehab. He’ll rest for one to two months and then begin a throwing program. If that goes well...
Maybe, just maybe, this is what Matt Harvey and one of his sponsors wanted. Maybe the plan all along was to just draw attention to the sponsor and have everyone saying that sponsor’s name all day long. It certainly is a great way to spread the word, especially with today’s media coverage.
But, more likely, it was just an awful radio interview that Harvey bombed.
The New York...
Matt Harvey did an interview with The Dan Patrick Show today which was introduced as being part of a promotion for Qualcomm. Harvey acted as if it was only the latter. [MetsBlog]
Both Boomer Esiason and Mike Francesa have said in the past that Harvey has been getting bad advice and making bad decisions.
Perhaps he's just a dolt. However, he did apologize.
Been an exhausting...
Matt Harvey gave the Mets and their fans plenty to cheer about this summer. The younger hurler was lights out for most of the season. However, he was recently shut down due to an elbow injury that may require Tommy John Surgery. This would mean Harvey will miss all of next season as well.
Earlier today, Harvey called into a well listened radio program called The Dan Patrick Show...
Sandy Alderson looked a little green sitting next to Matt Harvey during Tuesday evening’s press conference to announce that no, the young ace won’t go under the knife and miss the next year, thank you very much.
Harvey took a look at the long term, at the constant punting of the Mets seasons, of the endless nagging talk of future seasons and evaluating talent and incremental...
What’s Matt Harvey’s deal? Has this guy never done radio promos before? What was his story today on the Dan Patrick Show when…
What might the New York Mets be wondering as they look into the Giants’ dugout and see Tim Lincecum?
Could they be mulling over the idea of signing him as a free agent this winter? He’ll be pricey, but if the Mets are serious about contending in 2014, they’ll have to pay for pitching.
With Matt Harvey opting for rehab over the next two months instead of immediate Tommy...