Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler is on a roll…

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler is 2-2 with a 1.42 ERA in his last four starts, during which he’s allowed four runs and struck out 21 batters in 25 innings pitched.

He threw six innings and tossed 106 pitches Sunday against the Padres.

“I finished (the first half of the season) strong and I tried to carry the confidence over and keep doing the same thing that I finished up doing,” Wheeler said.



Wheeler, 24, has made 37 career starts and is 12-13 with a 3.61 ERA, while throwing a quality start in 62 percent of his outings.




33 comments
jenkins
jenkins

Wheeler just needs better location and learn how to get hitters out early in the count, and he'll be an All Star. He's throwing too many balls. That limits him to 6 innings instead of 8.

Adrian Cervantes
Adrian Cervantes

I believe we are starting to watch Zack begin to tap into his potential right before our eyes these last couple of starts.  He can be as dominant as a number one starter as long as he learns to keep his pitch count down. 

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

You can't take any of these young pitchers W-L records into account, as they have played on bad teams

Jim Yager
Jim Yager

I am really sick and tired of hearing about how awesome our pitching is! We will NEVER win anything without a bat or two in the lineup! This is just the opposite problem that we had in the past. This GM can't seem to get all the pieces together that we need at once. We had Reyes, Wright and Beltran, but, no pitching. Now we have Wheeler. Harvey (2015), Gee and no BATS! You have to look at the big picture. We cannot be happy and settle with just one or two pieces. Wright is NOT getting any younger.

joe21
joe21

Harvey

Wheeler

Thor

deGrom

Matz


that is a potential filthy rotation under team control


I think that is what midseason looks like next year, with Gee, Parnell, and Niese being moved, along with Murphy. what would really be nice is if Fulmer could get back on track and Gnoa could hit stride in AA. that would continue the pipeline


the only reason I might keep Gee is for change of pace and veteran presence

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Lets not forget that we have Gee, Niese and degrom. The future is bright if they stay healthy.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

If things stay the way they are, IMO, Wheeler will be to Harvey what Jerry Koosman was to Tom Seaver. The really great thing is that Harvey and Wheeler have the potential to be as good or Maybe even better than Seaver and Koosman. If so, look out Mets Fans. We're in for a great ride.

Joe Pignatore
Joe Pignatore

Realistic Mets fan here.....rest of the season I want to see Wheeler just continue to develop along with Degrom and Darnuad and for them to be competitive and finish very close to .500. Except for the fielding mishaps yesterday, next season will be the first time in forever that the bullpen will be a strength. Finally see some light at the end of the tunnel!

Ricky Gurbal
Ricky Gurbal

Wheeler has a great Ceiling, Personally I see him  as 10+ game winner and about a 3.30 ERA when he starts logging 200ip consistently

birtelcom
birtelcom

Wheeler just passed Matt Harvey in games pitched.  Harvey pitched in 36 games before the surgery, Zack's now at 37 games.  Harvey's career ERA is 2.39, compared to Zach's 3.61.

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

This guy is developing into an outstanding young pitcher,he will probably be a current top 10 pitcher if they dont blow his arm out. If Harvey comes back strong they will have a shot at winning the divison next year, their second line and bullpen are strong and getting stronger, Look Out!

Jeffrey Miller
Jeffrey Miller

Not exacly a Seaver, Koosman, Gooden or Darling mind ya....12-13, 3.61, more like a Gentry!

xplr
xplr

You know what I take from this? The Mets still ca't hit.

hankypanky
hankypanky

The kid is a keeper. For the life of me I'll never understand the negative garbage posted on him when he struggled. If Harvey never fully recovers from surgery, Wheeler will be our ace for years to come.

spelletrader
spelletrader

2-2 over his last 4 starts? I thought he had a no decision last night...

Maybe they mean last four decisions, but that would be more than four starts.

In reality Wheeler has been 2-0 over his last four starts, with 2 ND.

Joe Pignatore
Joe Pignatore

I just want to emphasize the Mets are in the middle of the pact in scoring runs in the NL and have scored more runs than the Braves, the Cardinals and the Reds and not too many less than the Nationals. I totally agree that we need a big bat in left field but you can't depict their offense as putrid because this year in the NL (and all of baseball for that matter) it is average.

Joe Pignatore
Joe Pignatore

As someone who grew up idolizing Seaver and those Met teams built around pitching, right on! And for those younger Met fans who have no reference, that 1969 Met team was hardly an offensive juggernaut. I think Cleon Jones hit .340 but led in RBI with less than 80.

dannym28
dannym28

@birtelcom not even verlanders or felixes were as low as harvey's. cmon man

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

@birtelcom Harvey is one of the most talented pitchers in baseball. Why take away from Wheeler by making that comparison?

Joe Pignatore
Joe Pignatore

Right on! I don't think folks realize he is younger than Harvey and Degrom.

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

No. He's a wheeler. None of those names mean anything to him. Nor should they.

birtelcom
birtelcom

I guess what the post intended to mean was that the Mets are 2-2 in Wheeler's last four starts.

spelletrader
spelletrader

He's 3-1 his last four decisions, over six starts.

metstastic
metstastic

What the stats don't show you is that the offense is way too inconsistent. They go through streaks like right before the break... and then they get almost shutout for 2 straight games where they can't hit a lick.

birtelcom
birtelcom

@metsjetsdu  Oops!  Thanks!


@nymetsrule I wasn't trying to minimize Zack.  Harvey got off to one of the great career beginnings ever  by a young pitcher, and I agree Zack shouldn't be held to that standard.  Indeed, query whether Matt  actually pitched too well for his own arm.

spelletrader
spelletrader

That's not really on Wheeler though, kinda silly.

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

It's one person's opinion. Their career paths means nothing to wheeler's development. Different eras. Different people in charge of developing pitchers. Different game.