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...