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Zack Wheeler | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (6) / SF
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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that Zack Wheeler (biceps) is only expected to miss one start.
Wheeler landed on the 10-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis Wednesday, retroactive to June 20. He had been shellacked for 15 runs in 3 2/3 innings over his last two starts, with his ERA skyrocketing from 3.45 to 5.29 in that short space. If nothing else, this (hopefully) short disabled list stint could help him to clear his head. Jun 21 - 7:11 PM

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Mets placed RHP Zack Wheeler on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with biceps tendinitis.

And the hits just keep coming for the Mets. It is not quite clear exactly when Wheeler sustained the injury, but he has been rocked in his last two starts, coughing up a combined 15 runs over just 3 2/3 frames. Those disastrous outings bumped his ERA from 3.45 to 5.29. There is no current timetable for his return.
Jun 21 - 5:59 PM

Zack Wheeler was tagged for seven earned runs, eight hits and no walks with two strikeouts in just two innings of work in a loss Monday at L.A. Dodgers.

Wheeler threw 33 of his 52 pitches for strikes with three balls leaving the yard. His ERA has shot up from 3.45 to 5.29 just over the past two starts. He'll look to get back on track in his next scheduled start on Sunday against the struggling Giants.
Jun 20 - 4:02 AM

Zack Wheeler was destroyed in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs, allowing eight runs on six hits in only 1 2/3 innings.

Wheeler also issued three free passes while striking out three in his abbreviated outing. He surrendered a leadoff home run to Anthony Rizzo and it was all downhill from there. The biggest blow against him came on a grand slam off the bat of Ian Happ during their seven-run uprising in the second. Wheeler will look to improve upon his 4.48 ERA and 1.46 WHIP when he does battle against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Monday.
Jun 13 - 11:36 PM

Zack Wheeler pitched seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Rangers.

Wheeler tied his season high by completing seven innings before exiting a 1-1 game. He remains stuck on three wins, and, oddly, his wins haven't really come in his best starts. He now has five quality starts under his belt -- all coming since May 9 -- but just one of those resulted in a victory.
Jun 7 - 11:39 PM

Zack Wheeler allowed two runs and 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Brewers.

Wheeler survived the hits because he walked just one batter. It also helped that only one went for extra bases. Still, run support was an issue again. Wheeler is just 3-3 despite allowing three runs or fewer in eight of his 10 starts.
Jun 1 - 4:25 PM

Zack Wheeler left Saturday's game against the Pirates with a blister.

Wheeler was at 94 pitches when he exited so his night was winding down anyway. The severity of his blister will determine Wheeler's availability going forward. Despite the blister, Wheeler turned in a quality start (6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 Ks) and would have been in line for the win if not for a blown save by Addison Reed. His next start is scheduled for Thursday against Milwaukee.
May 27 - 11:22 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Saturday that the club will "constantly re-evaluate" the workload limit for Zack Wheeler.

The Mets floated the idea of a 125-inning limit for Wheeler back in February after he missed essentially two full years with elbow issues, but they surely didn't foresee at that point him becoming such an integral part of their rotation in 2017. "What we try to do is establish a target, and then we constantly re-evaluate," Alderson said. "And that’s what we’ll do in his case." Wheeler has had issues with his control, but he boasts a 2.67 ERA with 32 strikeouts over his last 33 2/3 innings. He's currently on pace to throw 170 1/3 frames, so the Mets figure to eventually take steps to pull back on his workload, whether it be with skipped starts or simply pushing him back when they can.
Source: Newsday.com
May 21 - 10:23 AM

Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs, four hits and five walks with five strikeouts over his five innings in a win Saturday against the Angels.

Wheeler threw 61 of his 99 pitches for strikes, picking up his second win of the month after managing just one victory in five April outings. He has recorded at least four strikeouts in each of his eight outings this season, but he has failed to go longer than six innings in all but one of his starts. He'll look to stay in the win column in his next scheduled assignment Thursday against the Padres.
May 21 - 12:34 AM

Zack Wheeler tossed six innings of one-run ball Monday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks.

Wheeler struck out six batters and issued just one walk, but he left with the scored tied 1-1 after surrendering a game-tying solo homer to Jake Lamb in the bottom of the sixth inning. Arizona went on to put up six more runs against the Mets' bullpen. Wheeler, 26, has registered a 3.76 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 35/15 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings this season. He'll face the Angels at home next.
May 16 - 12:46 AM

Zack Wheeler held the Giants to one run and two hits over six innings in the Mets' 6-1 victory Tuesday.

Wheeler had four strikeouts and four walks on the night. His counterpart, Jeff Samardzija, had nine strikeouts and no walks. Still, this one seemed pretty much over from the first inning, when the Mets jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Wheeler improved to 2-2 with a 4.18 ERA for the season. He still doesn't look like an every-week mixed-league starter to us, but he's been solid.
May 9 - 10:55 PM

Thursday's game between the Mets and the Braves was postponed due to rain.

The game was finally called after a two-hour rain delay. The Mets had been leading 3-1 but none of the statistics from tonight's game will count. No makeup date has been announced. The Braves begin a three-game set with the Cardinals on Friday while the Mets are headed back to New York for a three-game series with Miami.
May 4 - 11:06 PM

Zack Wheeler was unable to make it through the fifth inning on Saturday, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits in a no-decision against the Nationals.

Wheeler walked four and struck out four on the day, needing 96 pitches to record 14 outs. Had he been able to finish the fifth, he could have earned his second win of the season. Wheeler now owns a 4.78 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 25/10 K/BB ratio through 26 1/3 innings in his first five starts. He'll look for better results when he takes on the Braves in Atlanta on Thursday.
Apr 29 - 4:29 PM

Zack Wheeler overcame a difficult first inning on Sunday to give the Mets seven strong innings of four-run ball against the Nationals.

Wheeler was behind from the get-go in this one, grazing Adam Eaton with a pitch to lead off the game before allowing an infield single to Trea Turner and a single to Bryce Harper. After getting Ryan Zimmerman on strikes, Daniel Murphy unloaded the bases with one mighty swing. Wheeler didn't lose his composure though, allowing just two additional hits and one walk through the seventh inning, striking out six in the process. While his 5.40 ERA looks troublesome at a glance, he owns a 1.11 WHIP and 21/6 K/BB ratio across 21 2/3 innings. Expect better results in a rematch against these Nationals in Washington on Saturday.
Apr 23 - 10:55 PM

Zack Wheeler pitched five innings of one-run ball and struck out seven Tuesday against the Phillies.

It took Wheeler 99 pitches to get through five, so efficiency was an issue. Still, it's his best outing in three tries. He has a 5.52 ERA and a 15/4 K/BB ratio in 14 2/4 innings. His next start will come Sunday against the Nationals.
Apr 19 - 12:36 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Jose Reyes
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Curtis Granderson
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Josh Smoker
6Josh Edgin
7Paul Sewald
8Neil Ramirez
9Rafael Montero
10Erik Goeddel
11Chase Bradford