When the New York Mets traded Carlos Beltran, arguably one of their top three position players in history, for prospect Zack Wheeler, they said this guy was going to be good. Really good. We got a glimpse of just how good Tuesday night in Miami when he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. He lost it, but also impressive was despite the emotions of losing history, he kept his composure enough to minimize the damage to […]
Zack Wheeler made his bid for history tonight as he took the Marlins to task with 6.1 innings of no-hit baseball — although he was eventually saddled with a no-decision. Wheeler was masterful through those first six and some innings and was keeping his pitch count low. The Mets also played solid defense behind him, and things were starting to look serious when he struck out Stanton to lead-off the bottom of the seventh early. […]
METS AT MARLINS Zack Wheeler (4-1, 3.72) vs Nathan Eovaldi (2-1, 3.54) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., lf Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Marlon Byrd, rf Ike Davis, 1b John Buck, c Juan Lagares, cf Omar Quintanilla, ss Zack Wheeler, rhp Mets Notes RHP Jeremy Hefner struggled for the third straight start. Against the Marlins Monday, he allowed just four hits but five walks in 5 1/3 innings. He also gave up five runs, […]
DING DONG THAT PITCH IS DEAD… One of the things that has impressed me about Zack Wheeler is his ability to dig down deep within himself with runners on base or in scoring position. Since his big-league debut on June 18, forever known to Mets fans as Super Tuesday, Wheeler has allowed batters to hit just .114 with runners in scoring position. That ranks third in the majors over that span. With runners on base, Wheeler […]
Another week, another heartbreaker. After taking two of three from the Phillies, all looked bright as the Mets looked to use their (then) strong offense against the Braves and a struggling Nationals team; it was an incredible opportunity to gain some ground and, with the way the Nats and Phillies have been playing, move up one or two spots in the standings. But, as we have all learned by now, the Mets love to tease. […]
The Mets have stated that Matt Harvey is going to be capped at around 210 innings. Similarly, Zack Wheeler will have his season come to an end when he reaches 185 innings. As of today, Harvey has competed 145 innings, while Wheeler has tossed 108⅔ innings between AAA-Las Vegas and the Mets. That leaves approximately ten starts for both Harvey and Wheeler to reach their innings limit. But is an innings limit really the best […]
When one major league executive, was asked to choose between the current Mets’ roster or the current Yankees’ roster, he told the Daily News: “You have Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and this feeling that they are building toward something. Over on the other side, there’s no Jeter, Granderson, Teixeira, Youkilis, probably no A-Rod. There’s not anyone to get excited about.” A major league scout added in the same report: “Harvey and Wheeler give you a reason […]
Before Sandy Alderson rolled into town and traded Carlos Beltran a couple of weeks after drafting Brandon Nimmo with his first selection in the 2011 draft, the top prospect for the Mets was Jenrry Mejia. However, by July of that season, he was merely an afterthought as he was beset by injuries that included Tommy John Surgery. His status as a Mets prospect had shrunk to nothingness. The more and more people I talk to […]
The Mets pounded Braves pitching for 14 hits en route to a 7-4 victory this afternoon at Citi Field to gain a split of their four game series with Atlanta. Daniel Murphy and Marlon Byrd led the hit parade with three hits a piece including the 26th double of the season for Murphy who looks to be breaking out of a month-long slump during this series. David Wright collected two hits and drove in a […]
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