I missed most of last night’s 7-3 win over the Washington Nationals, but managed to catch Zack Wheeler spin some magic in the rebroadcast.
What a ROAD WARRIOR…
The kid is now 5-0 on the road for the Mets, with a 2.19 ERA and .217 BAA in 49.1 innings spanning eight starts.
He’s been pretty remarkable for the Mets and down-right nasty in his last five starts. In 32.1 innings, the young righty has allowed just six walks while striking out 31. Overall, Wheeler is 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA in his rookie season.
Manager Terry Collins saw fit to give the youngster yet another nice pat on the back after the game and told him to stop crying about how tired he is after every start.
“He’s the one who came in after the sixth inning and said, ‘I want to go back out there.’ And I said, ‘Then stop telling everybody you’re tired and go back out there.”
He toned down his criticism and offered some praise, perhaps just realizing all the voice recorders were turned on…
“But that shows you that no matter what h