Found August 01, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Zack Wheeler proved why he has the potential to transform the New York Mets into legitimate contenders this week after a sterling pitching performance that saw him take a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Marlins. The rookie righthander had his no-hit bid broken up with one out in the seventh and settled for a no-decision, but the swagger and fight we saw from him that night told the story. It was the fifth time this season a Mets pitcher had taken a no-hitter into the seventh, with Matt Harvey having already turned the trick three times this season. Harvey gets the nod this afternoon. After Wheeler’s start, Mets manager Terry Collins said, “that might have been about as dominant a performance through six innings as I’ve seen all year.” Quite the compliment. The 23-year-old Wheeler has flashed much of the raw ability and plus offerings that have made him one of the top right-handed pitching prospects in the game for three years running. As the Mets move closer and closer...
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