Wheeler Struggles in Short Outing as Buffalo Falls 4-2
Through three innings, Zack Wheeler was pitching great following a poor outing last time, allowing only a walk over three innings. In the 4th inning, Wheeler’s struggles began as he allowed a walk, single, sacrifice fly, and another walk but escaped only allowing one run.
Wheeler rebounded with a quick 1-2-3 fifth inning, but in the sixth, Wheeler’s afternoon was cut short. He let up a lead off double, single and error scored a run to tie the game, followed by another single, RBI ground out, and single to score the fourth run which completed his outing. Wheeler ended the afternoon completing five and a third innings, allowing five hits, four runs, three earned runs, three walks, and three strikeouts. In his four starts in Buffalo, Wheeler has struggled especially due to poor command and leaving fastballs in the middle of the plate. Elvin Ramirez relieved Wheeler throwing one and two-thirds innings with one hit and no runs and Fernando Cabrera ended the game with one inning, one hit, and one walk, and no runs.
The Bisons struggled again offensively accounting for only five hits and went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position. Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with Brad Emaus, Matt Tuiasosopo, and Adam Loewen adding a hit each. The RBIs were by Tuiasosopo and Oswaldo Navarro.
Herd Rumblings: Collin McHugh will be placed on the New York Mets Taxi Squad on Wednesday due to caution over Johan Santana’s MRI Results. McHugh will either be added to team as a starter and make the start on Thursday in place of Santana or be added to bullpen. It will be McHugh’s major league debut…. McHugh struggled in his first few starts for Buffalo following a promotion in June with 7.07 ERA, but has pitched much better in July (2.49 ERA) and August (2.47 ERA). His last start was Saturday at Fenway Park, where he threw seven innings, zero runs, five hits, and four strikeouts…. Bisons continue their series versus Scranton on Wednesday night 7:05pm with Jenrry Mejia expected to take the mound.
About the Author: Nick Campione
I grew up in a family of Mets fans with my uncle and grandfather as die-hard fans. My traditions run deep as i was born almost exactly a year after the 1986 World Series victory and my parents were married during the World Series. I pride myself on being a huge fan of both the major and minor league side of the Mets, and I follow all the players from the draft and all through the minors.
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