NY Post: John Smoltz helped Zack Wheeler

In late June, John Smoltz gave some words of encouragement to Zack Wheeler, Dan Warthen told columnist Ken Davidoff.

“I do give credit to John for a couple of comments he made to him,” said Warthen. “Really pumped him up. And he’s been outstanding since.”

In his eight starts since talking to Smoltz, Wheeler has a 1.73 ERA, while striking out 44 batters in 51 innings >> Read more in the NY Post.