Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/13/13
Well, maybe Zack Wheeler just needed a vote of confidence from the front office, as he turned in a great performance on the heels of his promotion next week. Adam Rubin reported earlier in the day that Wheeler was on an 85-pitch count limit — and he made good use of all of those pitches. 52 out of his 85 pitches went for strikes.He allowed just one hit over five-and-two-thirds innings, a home run to Carlos Peguero, and two walks. He struck out seven and was pretty much dominant and in control the entire outing. He walked Franklin Gutierrez before being lifted in favor in Jack Leathersich, who struck out Brad Miller to end the inning. His curveball and slider were on tonight, as if he had the adrenaline flowing the entire evening. His slider was working in the low-90′s, similar to Matt Harvey‘s, if my eyes didn’t deceive me. His fastball sat around the mid-90′s. He actually induced six groundouts over the course of the game, in contrast to one fly out. Zack’s final line was: 5.2 IP, ...
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