Wheeler will get one, maybe two more starts, depending on workload

Terry Collins told reporters Wednesday that Zack Wheeler will get at least one more start, maybe two, before the end of the season.

Wheeler is close to hitting his innings limit and whether he pitches one or two games will likely depend on how how pitches in his next start.

“He’s right on the borderline of where we want him to be,” Collins explained Thursday. “If he goes out his next start and gets seven or eight [innings], that could be it.”

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

Sept. 17: The way it’s set up, Daisuke Matsuzaka will start on Friday in Philadelphia, and Dillon Gee on Saturday. Carlos Torres will return to the rotation and start Sunday. So, I’m guessing Wheeler’s next start will be Monday in Cincinnati, again giving him five full days off between starts.  Then, he could conclude his 2014 the final weekend of the season at home, assuming he doesn’t pitch beyond the seventh inning or throws more than 100 or so pitches next Monday.