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Seth Lugo and Zack Wheeler battle it out at home and on the road | Mets' split-squad lineups

The Mets play their final split-squad games of spring training Monday. The battle for the fifth starter heats up with candidates pitching in each game. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The battle for the No. 5 starting pitcher job heats up Monday, as two prime candidates each get starts when the Mets play split-squad games at home and on the road. Zack...
3 hours ago

MMO Fan Shot: Getting Zack Wheeler To October

An MMO Fan Shot by Steve Lastoe With Zack Wheeler back on track to return to the major leagues, it’s time for the New York Metropolitans to really think about how to get the best out of him this season while ensuring his recovery is a success. Pitch counts, innings limits, six-man rotations, and even piggy-backing starts have become a common part of a Met fan’s vernacular as...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 hours ago

WATCH: Who will be the 5th starter for the New York Mets in 2017?

On SNY's Mets Talk Live, Jonas Schwartz, Nelson Figueroa, and Todd Zeile discuss the competition between Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, and Zack Wheeler for the fifth spot in the New York Mets starting rotation.
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler has a week to prove where he stands with Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE — Sunny day. Cloudy forecast. What’s next for Zack Wheeler? A Grapefruit League start Monday. And after that, the great unknown for the man whose future has been on hold for two years now. The long-inactive right-hander threw three up-and-down relief innings for the Mets on Wednesday, taking the loss as the...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Shaky Zack Wheeler further complicates Mets’ rotation battle

PORT ST. LUCIE — Zack Wheeler still can bring it, but a juiced fastball alone isn’t going to win him a job in the Mets’ starting rotation. On Wednesday, the Mets saw some of the encouraging signs that surfaced last week from Wheeler, including a fastball that sat consistently in the 94-96 mph range. But...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Could Zack Wheeler Break Camp With The Mets?

New York Mets pitcher, Zack Wheeler opened some eyes on Thursday as he took another successful step in the road to recovery with his second Grapefruit League start. Wheeler pitched 2.1 innings while allowing two runs on three hits and striking out two. He threw 50 pitches on the day and showed great velocity, hitting 97-MPH on the radar gun with his fastball which sat mainly in the...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago

Suddenly an electric Zack Wheeler in April seems possible

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Zack Wheeler wore the smile of somebody who could skip the team bus and just ride Cloud 9 back to Port St. Lucie. In a statement outing Thursday, the right-hander fired his fastball mostly in the 94-96 mph range — hitting 97 on a few occasions — to impress Mets...
Via New York Post
10 days ago

WATCH: Zack Wheeler talks Thursday outing and is ready to pitch for Mets

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler discusses his outing on Thursday, and is happy to be healthy and ready to pitch in 2017.
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Zack Wheeler excited about return to action on Friday

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Zack Wheeler is excited about his exhibition start Friday against Houston, his first time pitching in a game for the New York Mets in two years. ''I'm kind of nervous about, like, in the stretch with a guy on first base, like balking and stuff. You feel like you haven't played a game in 10 years,'' Wheeler said. Wheeler injured his elbow pitching against...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets pitching coach talks Zack Wheeler's elbow and more

New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen discusses elbow tenderness for Zack Wheeler, and the team's plans to keep all their pitchers healthy.
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

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