Zack Wheeler’s season should consist of about 28 more innings, an insider told ESPN New York, and whether that gets Wheeler through the remainder of the season remains to be seen.
Adam Rubin adds that if the Mets operated with a five-man rotation, Wheeler’s turn would come up five times in September — meaning he would need to average less than six innings per outing to complete the season. Being more successful and going deeper into games would shut him down early.
Wheeler is currently at 151.2 innings after tossing 149 innings last season.
Also, Terry Collins said the Mets will not be “extra conservative” with Wheeler in light of what happened to Harvey, saying that basically when your elbow goes, it goes.
“I don’t care what you do,” he said. “You can’t stop it.”
What’s the word you would use to describe Collin’s philosophy on protecting young pitchers?
Original Post 9/1
I missed most of last night’s 7-3 win over the Washington Nationals, but managed to catch Zack Wh