Mets Minors Confidential: Wheeler Gets MRI, Flores Is Slumping
Las Vegas 51s
For those of you with weak constitutions, you might want to go away now as I talk about blisters…more specifically, the one that Zack Wheeler apparently had on his throwing hand. It unfortunately burst during the Tuesday night start against the Fresno Grizzlies and the Mets were concerned enough to send him for an MRI.
He had been dealing with the blister throughout both of his two starts in 2013, so the question now arises of how or if the blister threw Zack off his game. Sources have stated that the pain was so bad that Wheeler actually was unable to throw his slider.
His stat line might be underwhelming to begin the season, but the intangibles are there and I cannot stress enough the amount of potential that this young man radiates with.
Outside of Zack Wheeler news, Josh Satin hit another moonshot and Andrew Brown continues to impress so far. Wilmer Flores, after starting the year 3-for-3, has gone 1-for-18 since…he is logging some time at second base, however.
The rains came down in Binghamton and their game with Erie was suspended yesterday and pushed to August 9th. The B-Mets were leading 1-0 at the time of the suspension.
St. Lucie Mets
Although St. Lucie dropped their first decision of the 2013 season last night, it was a 1-0 final result. What does that mean? Their pitching continues to be superhuman.
Savannah Sand Gnats
So Savannah came through for themselves on Guaranteed Win Wednesday – so no free tickets are being handed out down there. A converted infielder, Jake Kuebler, was able to pitch his way to earning his first professional save last night. Nice job!
Kevin Plawecki continued his hot hitting, going 3-5 with 3 doubles and raising his batting average to .444 on the season.
I am really starting to like what I see from Matthew Bowman. He was strong against yesterday en rout to the aforementioned Sand Gnats win.
Pitcher Paul Sewald was placed on the DL for Savannah yesterday – and Beck Wheeler will get pushed up from Brooklyn to take his place.
Tweet Of The Day
Well today wasn’t our day but the beauty of baseball is we get to play tomorrow.
— Hamilton Bennett (@Ham_Bone28) April 11, 2013
For those of you that follow the minors extensively, Cubs prospect Jorge Soler is in for some trouble after he grabbed a bat and charged at the opposing dugout.
Have a good day!
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