Wheeler was forced to leave his start after the sixth inning with a blister on his right hand, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.
Wheeler had put together a solid performance before his premature departure, allowing just three runs on seven hits and recording five strikeouts. The young right-hander has established himself as a consistent arm in an injury-riddled Mets' rotation this season and, fortunately, this doesn't appear to be anything too serious. Consider him day-to-day as he aims for his next scheduled start, Thursday against the Brewers.
Wheeler will start Saturday's game against the Pirates, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The Mets juggled their rotation a bit due to the possibility of inclement weather hitting New York on Thursday, bumping Jacob deGrom back to Friday as a result. With that, Wheeler is now lined up to start Saturday opposite Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole. Wheeler, in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, is starting to round into form, notching a 2.12 ERA with 15 strikeouts over his last three outings. Walks have been a bit of an issue, however, as he's issued four or more free passes in three of his last four starts.
Wheeler (3-2) allowed two runs on four hits and five walks while striking out five batters through five innings during Saturday's win over the Angels.
Wheeler has put together a solid stretch of starts with just five earned runs allowed and 19 strikeouts over 21.2 innings through his past four outings. He sports a 3.74 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.3 K/9 for the season, and the 26-year-old righty's fantasy value continues to trend up. Wheeler needs to cut down on his 4.2 BB/9, to pitch deeper into games, but expecting him to fine-tune his craft going forward ins't out of the question. He missed the entire 2015 and 2016 campaigns, after all. Wheeler lines up to make his next start on the road against Pittsburgh.
Wheeler allowed a single run on seven hits and a walk while striking out six batters over six innings during Monday's loss to Arizona. He didn't factor into the decision.
Outside of a solo home run allowed to Jake Lamb, it was a smooth outing for Wheeler, which is noteworthy considering the opponent and hitter-friendly venue. After missing all of 2015 and 2016, he looks to be settling in and has allowed just three earned runs over 16.2 innings through his past three starts. His year-long 3.76 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.3 K/9 are respectable fantasy marks, too. Wheeler lines up to make his second start of the week against the Angels this weekend.
Wheeler (2-2) held the Giants to a single run on two hits and four walks with four strikeouts over six innings in Tuesday's 6-1 win.
This clocks in as Wheeler's second-longest start of the year, and while it's well and good that he was able to stifle one of the league's worst offenses, he also walked four batters for the second straight outing. Wheeler's been a bit of a frustrating fantasy asset, but thanks to his pedigree and the dearth of quality pitching these days, he's an eminently ownable (or at least streamable) pitcher in most formats.
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