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On a day billed as Super Tuesday, the Real Deal and the Wheel Deal became running mates that Mets fans hope to support for years to come. Just hours after Matt Harvey held the Braves hitless into the seventh inning, Zack Wheeler kept Atlanta off the scoreboard through six frames, picking up the victory in his much-anticipated major league debut, as the Mets defeated the Braves, 6-1, to take both ends of a day-night doubleheader at Turner Field.
With his parents in attendance, Wheeler went after the Braves with an assortment of blazing fastballs and tantalizing sliders. Atlanta’s hitters had trouble putting the ball in play, as Wheeler struck out five batters and walked four through the first three innings. But any jitters Wheeler might have had in his first three innings dissipated over his next three, as the neophyte settled down from innings four through six, walking only one batter, while striking out two and inducing a rally-killing double play from Jason Heyward in the fifth...
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I noticed a few things during Zack Wheeler’s start I’d like to point out. A few things impressed me and there are some things that are noteworthy after doing some research:
Of Wheeler’s seven strikeouts, six were swinging and it was only the opposing pitcher that took a called third strike.
All seven third strikes were fastballs. Six were four-seamers, none of those were less...
Zack Wheeler is excited about his big league debut with the New York Mets, especially since he'll be pitching not far from where he grew up.
Wheeler is a native of suburban Atlanta and will have plenty of family and friends in the stands at Turner Field on Tuesday night, when he pitches the second game of a doubleheader against the Braves.
The 23-year-old right-hander is one...
Now that he's about to make his highly anticipated debut with the New York Mets, Zack Wheeler will rely on some advice he got from a minor league coach.
Don't look up.
''I know it's going to be a big moment in my life,'' Wheeler said Monday, the day before he takes the mound against the first-place Atlanta Braves. ''There's probably going...
You may or may not have heard: Zack Wheeler was pretty good in his debut. That was on top of Matt Harvey being otherworldly earlier that same day. On what was clearly the best day of this benighted 2013 season, Mets fan and Mets player alike got a personal jolt from these two electrifying performances. Evidence of the clubhouse digging it was the sight of half the team surrounding...
Yesterday could not have been better for Mets fans. Not only did they sweep a double-header in Atlanta, something most would term impossible, but they did it with a bookend of two of the brightest pitching phenoms in the game with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler. The Atlanta Braves saw some serious heat yesterday.
According to Brooksbaseball.net, here is the fastball breakdown...
It’s the moment San Francisco Giants fans have dreaded since that fateful day in 2011: Right-handed pitching prospect Zack Wheeler has been promoted to the big leagues and will make his first start of his MLB career on Tuesday evening.
On July 28, 2011, the hurler became the property of the New York Mets when the Giants traded the sixth overall pick of the 2009 amateur draft during...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: New York NL at Atlanta, 19:10 ET
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: New York NL at Atlanta, 19:10 ET
The Purpose of This Post, Predominantly
The purpose of this post predominantly is to prolong the author’s employment with FanGraphs...
Ben and Sam discuss their expectations for Zack Wheeler and other young pitchers, then talk about the true story behind the Dodgers signing Yasiel Puig.
The debut of a top young prospect is becoming a weekly occurrence in MLB. On Tuesday, pitcher Zack Wheeler made his first major league start for the New York Mets. The 23-year-old threw six shutout innings, holding the Atlanta Braves to four hits in a 6-1 victory. Wheeler struck out seven batters while walking five. Last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates' Gerrit Cole introduced...
It was nice after the "Super Tuesday" doubleheader to forget a lot of our problems and just allow ourselves to dream. And to bathe in the virtual beer that Zack Wheeler felt for real because let's face it ... when one gets doused with cheap beer, we all get doused in cheap beer.
But we feel the bad times too. Oh boy, do we feel the bad times. For example, when...
Your browser does not support iframes.Despite Bob Costas’ best efforts to kill all baseball fun in the name of saving our society for future generations, the New York Mets had two reasons to be very excited during their doubleheader wins over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. In the first game, phenom Matt Harvey finally got some run support from his teammates as he earned his sixth...
Terry Collins watched on from the dugout as Matt Harvey dominantly no-hit the Atlanta Braves for six innings on Tuesday afternoon. The Dark Knight of Gotham ended the game with a career-high 13 strikeouts on 116 pitches, but Collins almost mismanaged the game out of the Mets’ hands.
While Harvey has indisputably been among the best pitchers in baseball by every conceivable metric...
From SB Nation’s “Talking Chop” Blog:
“i would say at least the mets have their B lineup out there too but i can never really tell with them”
“The Mets don’t have an A lineup”
“No Valdespin “
So watch Wood throw a complete game 2 hitter here and then start the debate that we have 7 good starting pitchers to choose from”
“The Mets don’t deserve Matt Harvey”...
Matt Harvey pitched six hitless innings, John Buck homered and the New York Mets held off another Atlanta comeback, beating the Braves 4-3 Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.
Harvey (6-1) didn't allow a hit until Jason Heyward's fluke infield single leading off the seventh but tired in the eighth as the Braves tried to rally for the second straight game. Trailing...
Matt Harvey pitched no-hit ball for six innings and fanned thirteen batters as the New York Mets held off a late Atlanta at Turner Field to nip the Braves, 4-3. It was just 15 hours after Freddie Freeman’s walk-off homer, that the Braves fell to the Mets in game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader. The Braves sent Alex Wood to the mound for his first big league start. Wood was stellar...