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With Wheeler Day less than a day away, the young right-hander has one goal he’d like to accomplish tomorrow night at U.S. Cellular Field when he takes on Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox and that is to cut down the free passes.
Speaking on a conference call with reporters, Zack Wheeler said, “I walked a lot of people last time. I just got to keep my walks down.”
He should be less jittery this time around, but the 23-year old says he is unfazed. It’s just like any other start,” he said. “It’s not a big deal.”
Wheeler walked five batters in his debut on Thursday in his hometown Atlanta, but none scored during his six shutout innings against the Braves.
Manager Terry Collins like what he saw that day. “I tell you what, Wheeler is a little laid back when he is not on the mound but when he is out there, he’s one competitive son of a gun,’’ Collins said. “I was really, really impressed.
“There were two innings against the Braves when he walked two guys each inning and had to get o
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Zack Wheeler has been in our consciousness for over a year, but has one start in our memories. He gets his second tonight for the New York Mets in Chicago against the White Sox.
Wheeler threw six, tense scoreless innings in his debut at Atlanta. However, four hits and five walks means he was in trouble most of the night. He needed those seven strikeouts.
WHEELER: Goes tonight vs...
Here’s what the New York Mets can make of Zack Wheeler: He still has a lot of work to do. Wheeler tripped Tuesday night, but I’m inclined to agree with Ron Darling in that it was the Mets who stuck their foot out.
WHEELER: White Sox know what pitch this is.
Darling, who has forgotten more pitching than most of us will ever know, said the Mets might have done Wheeler a disservice...
Zack Wheeler has made his first two starts for the New York Mets and now it seems as if the future all Mets’ fans have been waiting for is beginning to take shape.
All the big prospects that the Mets have been grooming and getting ready for the big leagues are now up in Flushing and starting to move this franchise back in a positive direction. While it is nice to see all this...
Mets (30-42) vs White Sox (31-42)
Tuesday 8:10 PM • U.S. Cellular Field
RHP Zack Wheeler (1-0, 0.00) vs RHP Chris Sale (5-6, 2.69)
Reliever Greg Burke has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for right-hander Zack Wheeler who was added to the active roster. Wheeler makes his second major league start as the Mets open a two-game series against the Chicago...
Wheeler tries to follow up his impressive debut but has a tough matchup with Sale, a first-round pick of the Sox in 2010, the same draft that produced Matt Harvey. Game time is 8:10 PM.
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After an impressive big league debut last week, Zack Wheeler surely has New York Mets looking forward to his encore performance.
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