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New York Mets prospect Zack Wheeler turned in a strong pitching performance in what should be his last minor-league start before his major-league debut on June 18. Wheeler took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before Carlos Peguero hit a solo home run with one out.Peguero homered twice and drove in three runs while Ben Tenbrink had three RBIs for the Tacoma.Wheeler struck out seven over 5 2/3 innings for Triple-A Las Vegas And faced just two batters over the minimum in a 11-0 loss to the Rainiers.Wheeler is expected to make his MLB debut on June 18 in Atlanta. Wheeler is 4-2 this year in 13 starts with Las Vegas and is pitching to a 3.93 ERA. He has struck out 73 batters over 68 2/3 innings of work allowing 61 hits.“You hear stuff,” Wheeler told reporters in Las Vegas, referencing rumors of his imminent promotion. “You can get excited. There’s nothing wrong with that.”Mets ace Matt Harvey made his debut on July 26, 2012 against Arizona. Harvey electrified Mets observers with a power arsenal during his rookie season in 2012 and has established himself as one of the dominant young pitchers in the National League in 2013.The Mets were hopeful Harvey and Wheeler could head the Mets rotation as soon as 2014, but that timetable may be adjusted this summer.
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New York Mets top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler turned in what very well may end up being his final minor league start for quite some time. The 23-year-old went 5 1/3 innings against Tacoma giving up just 1 run on 1 hit while striking out seven.
The lone hit was a home run to Carlos Peguero and that mistake proved costly enough to pin Wheeler with the loss on the evening as...
Zack Wheeler is expected to remain with Triple-A Las Vegas and throw his between-starts bullpen session with the Pacific Coast League club before joining the Mets on Monday in Atlanta. He is expected to pitch the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Braves at Turner Field.
Terry Collins said the nighttime assignment is designed to keep Wheeler in a routine.
Minor moves. Major problem.
That sentiment is essentially what the Mets hinted towards their fans this week when they demoted Ike Davis, Mike Baxter and Robert Carson to Las Vegas while designating Rick Ankiel for assignment.
The constant underperforming and lackluster baseball finally caught the wrath of GM Sandy Alderson. No more will there be any coddling or nurturing of their...
Matt Harvey has become the new Johan Santana of the Mets, and that is not in reference to his skills or his emergence into the staff’s ace.
Harvey has been lights out all season long, and should have at least ten wins under his belt. However despite his 2.04 ERA, Matt Harvey sits at 5-1 on the year, that one loss coming last night after he allowed just a lone run over seven frames...
David Wright spoke out about the overzealous campaign by the Mets to get him voted to the All Star Game.
“It’s nice when the organization is trying so hard to do something for one of their players and I can’t thank them enough for that,” Wright said.
“But at the same time, I’ve asked them to kind of back it down a little bit, especially with the stuff between innings...
If you head down to Citi Field to catch a Mets game, many unordinary sights will meet your eyes. You will see a sprawling diamond of freshly paved dirt and newly cut grass.
You will see hundreds of food stands and many strangers offering you a free Mets jacket on the one condition that you pay them. You will see a man with a cowbell, a man covered in pins, and maybe even the mustachioed...
There have been all kinds of happenings in the Mets organization of late.
Ike Davis – who was supposed to be one of the big bats in the Mets’ line-up – was sent down to Triple-A along with Mike Baxter and Robert Carson.
Davis has struggled immensely this season with a batting line of .161/.242/.258 and has been on a downward plane since injuring his left ankle in a collision...
There is an old football saying that states, “the most popular guy in town is always the backup quarterback.” Although that phrase may not directly translate to the game of baseball, I think we can all relate it to the Mets current managerial situation. The incumbent skipper, Terry Collins, has seen his tenure dominated by poor play thanks in part to a poor roster. Lurking...
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Here's my recap of Friday's game: I'm on the bus, and Shaun Marcum gives up five runs. So when I got home, I went to sleep. When I woke up, Marcum was 0-8. The End.
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At least the Mets had one issue resolved Tuesday night, and that is who to demote from the rotation when Zack Wheeler is brought up. That will be Jeremy Hefner, who gave up five unearned runs.
The Mets are determined to bring up Wheeler despite questions of him not being ready because they desperately want a diversion to this already lost season. Hefner and Dillon Gee have pitched...