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The Mets lost the series opener to the White Sox tonight by the score of 5-4 on a walkoff single in the ninth at U.S. Cellular Field.
Zack Wheeler made his second start of the season and didn’t fare very well, working out of trouble throughout his stint and having command issues all night. Wheeler lasted just 5.1 innings, allowing four earned runs on four hits, a home run, three walks, a wild pitch, a hit by pitch, and just one strikeout. For some reason he eased back on his fastballs and threw way too many changeups and offspeed stuff. He wasn’t pounding the zone and it seemed like almost every batter had a 3-2 count.
It was apparent right from the start that Wheeler’s explosiveness was not there. The damage could have been worse if not for some great defensive plays by Marlon Byrd, Juan Lagares and Jordany Valdespin. Wheeler will start again on Sunday when he makes his home debut against the Washington Nationals.
Carlos Torres worked 1.2 scoreless innings and J...
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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s some sage advice for a franchise who oftentimes ends up making a good situation bad, and a bad situation worse.
The Mets have always been an organization that loves to get their grubby little hands into everything. Sometimes their meanderings are harmless, but every now and then they do something that really tries my patience as a Met...
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...
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.”
Apparently, Zack Wheeler is tipping his pitches, and it’s so obvious that the Mets manager Terry Collins got ten text messages on the subject during the game in Chicago on Tuesday. Is it obvious enough that we can tell? First, what are we looking for? According to these quotes in the AP Press article on the subject, it’s a difference in speed. And it might be in the glove area...
The Associated Press reported on what Terry Collins had to say before Wednesday’s game to reporters regarding Zack Wheeler tipping his pitches:
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said top prospect Zack Wheeler is tipping his breaking pitches. Collins said in his pregame media session Wednesday the Mets noticed the flaw in Wheeler’s motion during his second big league start...
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.
The visiting Mets send Wheeler to the mound opposite the Chicago White Sox's Chris Sale, who tries to snap a career-worst four-start losing streak Tuesday night.
Considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, Wheeler (1-0, 0.00 ERA) lived...
It’s been very difficult to be a Mets fan these past few years. Since their epic collapse in 2007, fans have witnessed over five years of injuries, disappointing signings, embarrassing losses (Luis Castillo, anyone?) and poor ownership. There have been bright spots, such as Dillon Gee’s 7-0 start and Jose Reyes’ batting title in 2011, and R.A. Dickey’s Cy Young Award last...
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You don't want to get caught in the fever pitch from a single start (or one's major-league debut, for that matter), but for an encore, Wheeler couldn...
Well, now that the Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup and completed an epic season in Chicago sports history, all that we have left is baseball.
Unfortunately, the White Sox have not lived up to the standard their brethren on the ice have established. They are coming off a series win in Kansas City though, so that’s something.
The Sox return home to Chicago...
They say that every great run of success usually had its roots in a turning point. Looking at Mets history you can say we’ve had quite a few turning points – both good and bad.
Gil Hodges and Tom Seaver were certainly turning points for the Mets – when they went from lovable losers to a team to be reckoned with and one that shocked the world in 1969.
I always felt that the...