Originally written July 31, 2013 on Metstradamus:
The one thing that Zack Wheeler has struggled with in his brief career has been lack of command driving up his pitch count. It's not an uncommon occurrence for young pitchers. When Wheeler puts it together like he did against San Francisco, he is an absolute treat to watch. He put it together and more against Miami, no-hitting them for six and a third innings before the Marlins caught up to him for a couple of runs to tie the game with a few hits in a row. Zack pitched well enough to win, and really should have won, because after he untangled his string with a double play to end the seventh inning, the Mets faced who I consider to be the worst pitcher in baseball ... Chad Qualls. And when Marlon Byrd led off the eighth with a booming triple, the Mets should have put Wheeler's win in the bag. But Ike Davis struck out after a long at-bat swinging at slop, John Buck grounded out to third, and after walking Juan Lagares, Omar Quintanilla struck out and then Qualls did this: ...
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