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Zack Wheeler | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 196
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Zack Wheeler took the loss on Thursday against the Nationals, yielding three runs in five innings.
Wheeler needed 108 pitches to get through five frames in which he gave up four hits and walked three while striking out seven. It hasn't always been pretty, but Wheeler was successful in his first full season in the big leagues. He finishes at 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a 187/79 K/BB ratio. Wheeler will be a big part of what portends to be a sterling starting rotation in Queens next season. Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:34:00 PM

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Zack Wheeler spun six scoreless innings Friday in a 5-0 win over the Braves.

Wheeler allowed five hits and two walks to go along with seven strikeouts. The Braves are sleepwalking their way through September, but it was still nice to see after the young right-hander was knocked around for six runs over four innings last time out. Wheeler now has a 3.49 ERA with 180 strikeouts and 76 walks over 180 1/3 innings this season. His final start will come next week against the Nationals on the road.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Zack Wheeler was lit up for six earned runs in four-plus innings Saturday in a loss to the Nationals.

Wheeler gave up a massive two-run shot to Bryce Harper in the top of the second inning and never recovered, yielding one more run in the fourth and getting charged with three runs in the fifth. Wheeler is now 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. The 24-year-old right-hander will meet the Braves at Turner Field next.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Zack Wheeler struck out eight but was charged with five runs -- two earned -- over 4 2/3 frames in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

Wheeler surrendered five hits and walked a pair, but the biggest issue was the defense behind him. The Mets committed a whopping six errors, including a pair while he was in the game that led to three unearned runs. Wheeler will take a 3.45 ERA into this weekend's matchup versus the Reds in Cincy.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Zack Wheeler completed the seventh inning for the first time in over two months, but was still saddled with his ninth loss of the season on Wednesday against the Braves.

Wheeler hadn't gone seven strong since a complete game shutout against the Marlins in Miami on June 19. He has also won seven consecutive decisions, spanning his last 11 starts. On the evening, the right-hander allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out seven. He has a 3.44 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 155/68 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Marlins in Miami on Monday in his next start.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:13:00 PM

Zack Wheeler gave up four runs (two earned) over 5 2/3 innings in an 8-5 win over the Athletics on Wednesday.

He's now 6-0 over his last 10 starts and 9-8 on the year. It wasn't one of his best outings, as Wheeler allowed four hits and three walks while throwing 55 out of 103 pitches for strikes, but he also had some shaky defense behind him. The 24-year-old has a 3.48 ERA through 26 starts and will get the Braves next at home.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 07:17:00 PM

Zack Wheeler improved to 8-8 on the year after holding the Cubs to two runs over 6 2/3 innings on Friday.

Mets manager Terry Collins tried to get Wheeler through seven innings for the first time since June 19, but he ran out of gas and ultimately fell a little bit short. The young right-hander ended up throwing a career-high 120 pitches. While he walked four batters, he held the Cubs to just four hits and racked up 10 strikeouts. Wheeler is now 5-0 with a 2.02 ERA over his last nine starts and owns a 3.49 ERA for the year. He'll square off against the A's next week in Oakland.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 11:07:00 PM

Zack Wheeler registered another quality start on Sunday, limiting the Phillies to three runs over six innings.

Wheeler gave up three hits and walked three, striking out five. The right-hander left with the lead but watched as the Mets bullpen allowed four runs to deprive him of his eighth win. Still, the outing was Wheeler's eighth straight quality start. Wheeler owns a 3.53 ERA into a matchup with the Cubs on Friday.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 05:29:00 PM

Zack Wheeler wasn't at his best, but still limited the Nationals to one run over 6 2/3 innings en route to his seventh win on Tuesday.

Wheeler allowed 11 of the 27 batters he faced to reach base on seven hits and four walks, but somehow managed to keep all but one of them from scoring. The young right-hander struck out five on the evening. Currently on a run of seven consecutive six-plus innings with two or fewer runs allowed, Wheeler has lowered his ERA all the way to 3.48 and owns a 1.35 WHIP and 130/55 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Phillies on the road on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:32:00 PM

Zack Wheeler held the Phillies to two runs over 6 2/3 innings in an 11-2 win Wednesday.

He surrendered seven hits, walked two and struck out four, throwing 112 pitches on the day. It's been an up-and-down season for Wheeler, but he's been terrific of late with a 1.63 ERA over his last six outings. The young right-hander will look to keep it going next week versus the Nationals on the road.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Zack Wheeler allowed two runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.

Wheeler was bailed out by a ninth-inning rally, but he deserved a better fate anyway, as an error by Daniel Murphy got the Brewers on the board in the sixth. He held the Brewers to just three hits (including a solo homer from Carlos Gomez) and two walks while striking out nine batters. The young right-hander has really begun to hit his stride of late, allowing just one earned run in each of his last five starts. He'll carry a 3.64 ERA into a start against the Phillies next week.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:06:00 AM

Zack Wheeler was stellar again on Sunday, limiting the Padres to one run over six innings, but got a no-decision as the Mets lost in walk-off fashion to the Padres.

Wheeler had the misfortune of going up against Odrisamer Despaigne, who brought a no-hit bid into the eighth inning. The Mets' right-hander allowed eight hits and a walk while striking out seven. He has now allowed one run or fewer in five out of his last six outings. As a result, his ERA has been lowered to 3.78 with a 1.36 WHIP and a 112/47 K/BB ratio. Wheeler's next start comes on Friday in Milwaukee against the Brewers.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 07:52:00 PM

Zack Wheeler held the Marlins to just one run over 6 1/3 innings in Friday's 7-1 win over the Marlins.

The lone run scored on an RBI single from Christian Yelich in the fifth inning. Wheeler struck out six and walked two in the victory. Oddly, he now has three straight starts of 6 1/3 innings with one run allowed. It's been an up-and-down first half for the 24-year-old, but he'll go into the All-Star break with a 3.90 ERA and 105/46 K/BB ratio over 108 1/3 innings. There's still every reason to believe that he's just scratching the surface.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:03:00 PM

Zack Wheeler tossed 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Mets' 8-4 defeat of the Rangers.

Wheeler was staked to a five-run lead after the first inning and cruised, with the only Texas run against him coming on a solo home run by Robinson Chirinos in the top of the fourth. Wheeler struck out four and walked two. He has a 4.07 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 99/44 K/BB ratio in 101 2/3 frames this season.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Zack Wheeler limited the Braves to one run over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Monday.

Wheeler left with a 3-1 lead, but a four-run eighth ended his chances of picking up a win. Wheeler was wild tonight, walking five and hitting a batter, but the Braves couldn't capitalize. It still seems like it's going to be at least 2015 before he's a consistent starter or of much use in mixed leagues.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 11:28:00 PM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
2Matt den Dekker
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Zack Wheeler
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Dillon Gee
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Sean Gilmartin
8Buddy Carlyle
9Scott Rice
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez
12Jack Leathersich
13Akeel Morris