Found July 26, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Zack Wheeler’s first strikeout of the day came when he fired an up-and-in 95 mph fastball blowing it past Braves slugger Justin Upton in the first inning. “You get a hitter like that who’s a fastball hitter missing pitches like that it says something for the type of stuff he has” catcher John Buck said. “If you can miss out over the plate with a fastball hitter looking for the fastball and you get him to miss that’s God-given tools he doesn’t give everybody.” Wheeler delivered at Citi Field allowing four runs (three earned) striking out five and walking two over six innings in the Mets’ 7-4 victory. So far in his rookie season Wheeler is becoming the anti-Matt Harvey in terms of decisions — he has racked up four wins in seven starts a combination of solid pitching and strong run support. The 23-year-old right-hander is now 4-1 with a 3.72 ERA. The Mets who are scoring an average of more than six runs per game for Wheeler are 5-2 in his seven starts and 4-0 in...

Wheeler gets fourth win for Mets despite uneven performance against Braves

Zack Wheeler is becoming the anti-Matt Harvey – he keeps getting wins. Wheeler earned his fourth win in just his seventh career start this afternoon as the 23-year-old rookie delivered a decent performance in the Mets’ 7-4 win over the Braves at Citi Field. The righty was impressive at times and unimpressive at times ultimately allowing four runs but only three earned in six...

Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Alex Wood (7/25/13)

Mets try to earn a split of the four-game series with the Braves and Wheeler tries to duplicate his success versus Atlanta from his MLB debut, when he pitches six scoreless innings.  Game time is 12:10 PM. To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Name E-mail Related Posts:Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Cole Hamels (7/20/13)Game Chatter: Matt Harvey and...

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Throughout the first 7 starts of Zack Wheeler’s MLB career, his results have been positive. So far, he is 4-1, 3.72 with 20 walks and 31 strikeouts in 38 2/3 IP. His command has been an issue, for the most part, but he has shown a lot of the ability scouts have said he possesses. In addition to the high number of walks (4.7 per 9 IP), he has given up 7 home runs, which could be...

Mets Opt To Protect Matt Harvey And Zack Wheeler With Six Man Rotation

How long the New York Mets’ six-man rotation will last nobody is willing to say. It could be until Jeremy Hefner is beaten for a third straight start or if Jenrry Mejia’s game Friday was a fluke. The driving force for the decision is to space out the starts of Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler with the intent of letting them pitch out the remainder of the season. Nobody wants to pull...

You Mad, Bro? “A Series Split With The BARVES”

From SB Nation’s “Talking Chop” Blog: “Wheeler will be tough to beat today with that Braves lineup. Hopefully they can get some good pitches to hit and knock him around a bit.” “Nothing like putting a bad CF into a spacious ballpark.” “Let’s go AJ Burnett.” “Wheeler throws a hard ball. Sort of like Smoltz used to” “LOLMETS” “Why throw that? That...

The Wheel Play

After a 30 pitch first inning by Zack Wheeler you'd be forgiven if you thought the world was going to cave in, especially with a doubleheader tomorrow. But Wheeler got it together and only threw 65 through the next five innings and he received his fourth victory of the year as the Mets beat the Braves 7-4. It wasn't the best of outings for Wheeler regardless ... he coughed...

Braves vs Mets: Wheeler Tries To Avoid Series Loss, Satin and Lagares Both In Lineup

Atlanta Braves at New York Mets Alex Wood (0-2, 2.45) vs. Zack Wheeler (3-1, 3.58) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Josh Satin – 1B Justin Turner – SS John Buck – C Juan Lagares – CF Zack Wheeler – RHP Game Notes RHP Jeremy Hefner had another rough start Wednesday night, when he allowed six runs (five...

Mets Matters: Jenrry Mejia Still In Plans

The New York Mets rave about their young pitching. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler. Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard. A name missing, one who was on everybody’s wish list several years ago is that of Jenrry Mejia. The Mets misused Mejia under Jerry Manuel, bouncing him from the bullpen to the rotation. There was undue stress and a resultant injury that lead to Tommy John surgery...

Is This Recent Success Sustainable?

The Mets keep rolling.  Having won 19 of their last 31, sporting a win percentage of .612 over that stretch, the Mets didn’t cool off after the All-Star break.  Taking the series against the Phillies, even after a crushing first game loss, and splitting the series so far at one game a piece with the division leading Braves, the Mets are continuing to climb their way back to...

Mets 7, Braves 4

John Buck drove in three runs and Zack Wheeler beat the Atlanta Braves for the second time in seven major league starts, sending the New York Mets to a 7-4 victory Thursday. Daniel Murphy and Marlon Byrd three hits apiece for the Mets, who gained a four-game series split. But the news wasn't all good for New York: Eric Young Jr., a spark in the leadoff spot since arriving last...

Fantasy Baseball Analysis: Prospering Prospects

Each season, a new influx of young players break into the big leagues and leave their stamps upon the game, and this season has been no different. From Wil Myers to Zack Wheeler to Yasiel Puig, highly touted prospects who can make an immediate impact in the majors are a valuable commodity. But when it comes [...]
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