Zack Wheeler Fans Seven; Hurls Six Scoreless For St. Lucie

An article by posted on August 8, 2011

Zack Wheeler rebounded from a poor start last week, and tossed six scoreless innings for St. Lucie while earning his first win in just his second start since joining the Mets organization.

The young right-hander showed excellent command and held Charlotte to just four hits while walking none and striking out seven batters. For Wheeler it was his second straight outing without issuing a walk.

The improved control is especially worth noting since one of the knocks on Wheeler since turning pro has been his frequent bouts with wildness and command issues.

But the Mets prospect decided to go back to his high school mechanics last month in an attempt to increase his comfort level and so far the results are encouraging.

Wheeler, 21, was recently named the Mets #1 prospect by Baseball America.

Hopefully, Wheeler can string together a few more starts like this one, and maybe join fellow pitching prospect Matt Harvey in Binghamton before the end of this season.

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