There was plenty of hype for the New York Mets heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves as prospect Zack Wheeler would be making his MLB debut. For those of you that don’t recall, Wheeler was acquired from the San Francisco Giants in the Carlos Beltran trade back in 2011.
Obviously, Beltran is now a member of the St. Louis Cardinals and while it may have taken some time before he made his official MLB debut with the Mets–early signs are New York is going to love their new pitcher.
Wheeler was solid in his debut on and even picked up his first career win as the Mets cruised for the 6-1 win against the Braves to take both games of the double header on Tuesday. The 23-year-old put in a solid six innings of work for New York as he lasted six innings and managed to strikeout seven batters.
And the best part is–Wheeler didn’t allow a single run in his debut.
While there’s no reason to overhype his debut and get too excited over Wheeler considering this was just one game, the Mets have to feel confident about their beloved pitcher for the way he looked against one of the best teams baseball has to offer in the Braves. For a team with little to cheer about as it is, the Mets may actually have a solid future ahead of them when it comes to pitching when it comes to having Wheeler in the rotation alongside Matt Harvey.
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