Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 5/12/13
New York Mets baseball has certainly seen better days as the big league club is just 4-11 in their last 15 games.  Over New York’s last 13 home games, the team has entertained fans in Flushing by putting up a mere 32 runs (less than 3 per game) while hitting just .194 (80-412).  So while things on the offensive side of the ball are clearly problematic, help may first come by way of the starting rotation as Zack Wheeler continues to impress at Triple-A. Yesterday, pitching against the Albuquerque Isotopes, the 23-year-old earned a no-decision while turning in 7 1/3 quality innings of work and striking out seven. Over his last three starts, Wheeler has pitched 20 innings and given up just three earned runs (good for a 1.35 ERA) while striking out 19 and walking just three.  I feel like the walks are the key thing to monitor here and yesterday’s performance came in front of a team instructor who, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, gave the prospect high marks. Photo by Michael G. Baron Zack Wheeler’s latest Triple-A start earned him a great review from instructor Guy Conti. “Guy [Conti] said it was very impressive. He thought [Wheeler's] composure and demeanor on the mound were really impressive. The numbers speak for themselves but he said, ‘Terry [Collins], he handles himself really, really well,’” Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday before the Mets faced the Pirates. “That all comes with confidence that he’s pitching good — for me. I heard early in the season the opposite. Obviously he’s happy with the way his mechanics are and where he’s at. That confidence is building.” No matter how well Wheeler throws the ball down on the farm or how much fans clamor to see him in Queens, I just don’t see it happening until after the Super Two cutoff date, which is some time in June.  Even if Terry Collins wants him up with the team now, it’s a business decision at this point with the team’s long term financial future in mind and that’s not going to change regardless of how much fans, coaches, or the media wants it to. #bbpBox_333046518816862208 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_333046518816862208 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Collins on fans wanting Zack Wheeler in New York: “I’d like to have Pujols too, but we don’t have him.” #Mets May 10, 2013 10:30 pm via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite @AnthonyDiComo Anthony DiComo
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