Surrendering only one run and seven hits over six innings, budding stopper Zack Wheeler led the New York Mets to a 4-1 victory against the Padres on Thursday in San Diego.
Drafted six overall in 2009 by the San Francisco Giants and then traded to the Mets in 2011, the 23-year-old Wheeler (5-2, 3.43 ERA) has fanned 57 batters over 63 innings since debuting on June 18.
Using a curveball, changeup, slider and fastball that routinely touches 97 mph, Wheeler has the potential to become a perennial All-Star.
Fortunately for Mets suits, Wheeler and Matt Harvey give fans a reason to visit scenic Flushing.
Despite owning a losing record, Zack Wheeler is an individual capable of helping the Mets again become royalty in Queens.by