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Zack Wheeler had a bad night in Colorado

Zack Wheeler was rocked for seven runs against the Rockies on Friday night.

He pitched only four innings. The start was the shortest of his career and the most runs he’s allowed in a single start.

“I honestly didn’t have a clue where the ball was going today,” Wheeler said after the game (NY Post, May 3). “When they did hit it, it just found holes. It’s just one of those days, I got my ground balls, but they just found holes.”

The Rockies have scored 17 runs in two games against the Mets.

“They are swinging the bats great,” manager Terry Collins said. “And guys have to figure out some way to stop them.”




39 comments
Frank Tangorra
Frank Tangorra

The Mets are in such a need for a SS. Tejada is terrible all around. If playing GM I call the Cubs for either Castro or Baez. If it's Baez I give them anyone besides Thor.

Frank Tangorra
Frank Tangorra

Flores has no role on this team. He's blocked at 3rd and 1st and he can't play SS. He hasn't shown that he can hit consistently on this level.

Major Pain 0303
Major Pain 0303

Listen. Getting killed by the Rockies right now is ok in my book. Those guys can rake especially in that stadium. Lets see if we can win one. 

metsfan91
metsfan91

Flores, 4-5 with 2 homers last night....

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

The Mets bats didn't do wonders either. Game One had a flawed pitcher on the mound who went seven scoreless. The final score looked better because of runs scored in garbage time. The outing last night was not much better in that department.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Well, that wasn't so good, was it?  Totally different facing a team that can actually HIT. Look at it as a learning experience and move-on. On the bright side, the Yankees' offense looks every bit as anemic as ours. And their situational hitting (and base-running) may actually be WORSE. But I still don't get how they pull a guy like Solarte out of nowhere and our brilliant GM can't find a single ML shortstop than can hit.

J A Hardfoot
J A Hardfoot

Wheeler is simply a huge question mark.  He's auditioning right now.  It's quite possible the Mets have 3 pitchers in Vegas that are already better than Wheeler.

charlie duck sauce
charlie duck sauce

That's okay. Bounce back. Still two more games on the playing card.

January 12th
January 12th

Jenrry mejia's numbers have looked better than wheelers this season so far

archer41
archer41

More worried about this slop lineup than Wheeler.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

He's was coming off his best start of the year and went in to face the toughest offense to face right now in the toughest ballpark to pitch in always. Everyone relax the kid will be fine.

dannym28
dannym28

you know on the bright side, atlanta has been losing

eavdr10
eavdr10

Wheeler needs to develop EFFECTIVE secondary pitches. Then his fastball will overpower Major league hitters. As of now they sit fastball, and let everything go

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Wheeler was not alone in having a bad night....so did the rest of the team, lousy offense and defensive mistakes. Also, send Satin back to the minors, he is not going to make a difference for our club.

mike23
mike23

Many pitchers have struggled early on who went on to be great starting pitchers so it is way too early to panic and say Wheeler is only a number 3 starter etc...he has shown the ability to be a dominate pitcher at the mlb level and I think with time and more confidence etc.... he still has the talent to be very good, just depends on his attitude and work ethic. 

Marc Seldin
Marc Seldin

I always felt he might have control problems. When he was traded from San Francisco, I heard that they were worried about him with potential command issues. There's a reason they traded him..SF's GM is not idiot...but hopefully, Wheeler will overcome it because he has great stuff!

yankeehater
yankeehater

Im not ready to give up on Wheeler yet but yeah, I did think he'd be doing better than he has so far this year. Running into the #1 offense in the NL in their park obviously doesn't help matters. Mets need to salvage at least one of these next 2 and get out of Coors.

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

I'm sure wheeler will be fine, he's a #3 at best. No worries tho, we got a few good arms down in the farm! Plus, Mets always play terrible at Coors... Not sure what it is, but they certainly hate playing here.

adam
adam

I've said it all along, Wheeler is a max #3 Starter in this league. Lots of guys throw 95. His control, or lack of control, is a major issue. Having said that, pitching isn't the issue. We are not scoring enough!! 

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Wheeler has good stuff..but not Harvey stuff... I remember hearing when Harvey was first brought up''Oh wait till you see Wheeler hes even better''!..LOL.

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Sadly, Zack has been pretty ineffective so far this season. I hoped to see a little more control, pitch variation and movement up/down and to both sides of the plate. I think he also needs to move people off the plate and dust a few guys up. He seems content to throw the same pitch, same location over and over with bad results.

He has good stuff, but has shown little so far. A little disappointing.

mystere24
mystere24

He'll be here before Memorial Day.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Nice, but can he field on a major league level?

I always thought that he was a perfect candidate for first base, but that scenario is seriously muddled.

Frank Tangorra
Frank Tangorra

Totally agree. If they can cash in on him in a trade I would do it.

hankypanky
hankypanky

There's a big difference between being a "huge question mark" and being a youngster breaking into the bigs. Wheeler certainly wasn't a question mark in the game he pitched previously. If he wasn't brilliant, he was awfully close.

grillruben
grillruben

@eavdr10  

He was dialing his fb all the way up to 99 mph last night and was still getting hit hard. 

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@mike23 And many, many, many more SPs continue to struggle and don't pan out like projected

owlnut
owlnut

@dreamer3kx  Wheeler thinks he is better than he is at this point of his career. He is still young and needs more time and seasoning.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

Harvey walked into the league with the mental toughness of a 30 year old. If we are now going to hold every young pitcher to that standard then we are setting ourselves up for a world of disappointment.

vimets
vimets

Very few pitchers have Harvey stuff.

J A Hardfoot
J A Hardfoot

@hankypanky  


Pelfrey had some good games too.  Are the Mets going to wait that long for Wheeler?  I doubt it when they have the other arms in waiting...

Chad Snaider
Chad Snaider

@J A Hardfoot @hankypanky  If someone wants wheeler in a package, and it's for a really good player we might do it. But other then that we will wait for him at least a few years