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Zack Wheeler’s ‘big day’ gives Mets dicey rotation option

JUPITER, Fla. — Zack Wheeler needed results Monday to keep alive the possibility of beginning the season with the Mets. And that goal was realized with five relatively easy shutout innings against the Marlins in which he threw 70 pitches and kept his fastball in the 94-96 mph range with an effective curveball. “I think...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

Wheeler gives Mets even more to think about

There may have been nothing Zack Wheeler could have done Monday to convince the Mets that, despite an uneven spring and the complications of his innings limit, he deserves a spot in the Opening Day rotation. But if that door was open even a crack for Wheeler, he did his best to take a sledgehammer to it.
5 hours ago

Zack Wheeler impresses in Mets' 5-0 win over Marlins | Rapid Reaction

Zack Wheeler impressed against the Marlins while Seth Lugo struggled in his first post-World Baseball Classic start in split-squad games. JUPITER, Fla. -- If Monday's split-squad games were really just a competition to determine the Mets No. 5 starter, then Zack Wheeler emerged as the clear winner.  In his fourth Grapefruit League appearance...
6 hours ago

WATCH: Zack Wheeler makes case for Mets starting spot with Monday outing

After a good outing on Monday, New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler declares himself ready for the 2017 season, and hopes to claim a spot in the team's rotation.
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rivera homers, Wheeler goes 5 scoreless vs. Fish

Zack Wheeler brought the heat, tossing five shutout innings while blazing a fastball that topped at 96 mph, and T.J. Rivera blasted a three-run homer, powering the Mets to a 5-0 win over Tom Koehler and the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium on Monday.
8 hours ago

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...
14 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
1 day 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

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.
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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