Zach Wheeler No Hits The Marlins For 6 Plus Innings- Mets Beat The Fish
I have been begging to see the great talent that Mets pitcher Zach Wheeler was said to have. For his first 8 starts that talent wasn’t seen. Tuesday in the fish bowl the dominance Zach Wheeler has finally showed up!
Wheeler no hit the Marlins for 6.1 innings before succumbing the no-no and the lead. The Mets went on to win the ballgame 4-2 in 10 innings.
Wheeler was dealing, and more important commanding the fastball and throwing strikes, something he hadn’t done in any of his starts so far. Marlins 3rd baseman Ed Lucas broke up the no hit bid in the 7th, but no Met fan could be disappointed by this start.
Wheeler threw 87 pitches-64 for strikes. He hadn’t been consistent throwing strikes until this game. In fact it is fair to say he has struggled with his control badly. This time he was ahead of most hitters and threw nice and easy.
Wheeler’s shutout was broken up by Donovan Salano. The Marlins tied the game at 2 on a base hit by Jake Marisnick. However the Mets didn’t let the game slip away. Wheeler then induced a double play, ending the threat and his night.
The Mets won the game, their 2nd straight over the hapless fish, when John Buck smashed a 2 run single in the 10th inning to plate the 2 final runs.
Ironically Wheeler won 4 of his first 5 decisions despite his struggles. On this night, with commanding stuff he didn’t get the win. such is the great game of baseball!