Zack Wheeler rebounded from a terrible start against the A’s last week to throw 6.1 innings against the Braves on Monday.
He allowed four hits and five walks, but gave up only one run.
“It happens every once in a while,” Wheeler said of getting a no-decision, after his team squandered a two-run lead. “I fell into a little groove the more I went into the game. My command was there a little more. I just felt comfortable.”
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I overreact when he has a bad start, which is unfair. He’s too talented, and too young, to judge on a game-by-game basis, yet I do it anyway. I’ll say this, though: my big concern – after his awful outing against Oakland – was a) how he’d rebound from it, and b) is he capable of fighting through a game when he doesn’t have his best ‘stuff.’
Last night, he didn’t have his best ‘stuff,’ again. However, unlike against the A’s, despite an inconsistent delivery and a lack of command, he pushed through it. He got ground balls when he needed them, he moved guys off the plate and created space where he needed it. This is a good sign.