Found August 06, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
PLAYERS: Zack Wheeler
TEAMS: New York Mets
catch a glimpse of the young gun in action tonight Tonight Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler will make his much anticipated debut for Triple-A Buffalo. The game will be televised on SNY with coverage starting at 7:00 PM. Wheeler dominated Double-A this season to the tune of a 10-6 mark, with a 3.26 ERA. He gave up just 92 hits and struck out 117 batters in 116 innings pitched . As a bonus you may also get to see Matt Den Dekker in the lineup, although he has struggled in 48 games for the Bisons batting just .191 with 7 home runs and 27 RBI. It’s great to see the Mets give us this glimpse into the future with our  young phenoms on live television.

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