Result: David Wright hit a solo homer in the first inning and Zack Wheeler did the rest, as the Mets beat the Marlins by the score of 1-0 on Thursday night in Miami.
Need to Know: David Wright gave the Mets a 1-0 lead in the first, hitting a solo homer off the home run sculpture in left-center. Zack Wheeler took it from there, using three double plays to help him enter the ninth inning having faced the minimum. Wheeler then dispatched the Marlins to complete the shutout. Wheeler’s velocity held for the entire game, and all of his secondary pitches were working as he dismantled the Marlins in the best – and longest – outing of his career.
Game Ball: Wheeler, who thoroughly dominated the Marlins while tossing a shutout. Overall, Wheeler gave up three hits, walked one, and struck out eight.
What’s Next: The Mets continue their four-game series against the Marlins on Friday night in Miami. Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Henderson Alvarez for Miami. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.