Wheeler (3-7) allowed four runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out five batters through 5.1 innings during Monday's loss to St. Louis.
Wheeler has pitched well since returning from the disabled list with six earned runs allowed over 15 innings through three starts. A few poor outings have his season-long 4.98 ERA and 1.55 WHIP out of whack with his talent, and Wheeler has the upside to be a serviceable fantasy asset moving forward. It's probably still wise to be a little selective with his matchups, though. Wheeler lines up to face Oakland at Citi Field in his next start.
Wheeler (3-6) gave up two runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five over six innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
He was outdueled by opposing starter Adam Wainwright, but this represents a step forward for Wheeler, who brought his ERA back under 5.00 with his sixth quality start of the season. The 27-year-old gave up 15 earned runs in two starts before landing on the DL with a biceps injury last month, and then he only lasted 3.2 innings in his first start back. The Mets suggested in the spring that Wheeler, who finishes the first half having thrown 76 frames, would face an innings limit in the low-100s in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.
Wheeler is the scheduled starter for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
With a rainout pushing Jacob DeGrom into Friday's series opener, the team will simply move Wheeler into the regular rotation spot of Rafael Montero. The 27-year-old righty hasn't made it through four innings over his last three outings and only recently returned from a DL stint due to biceps tendinitis, so he'll be looking for a strong bounce-back game prior to the upcoming All-Star break.
Wheeler will have his next start pushed back following Wednesday's postponement, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
Wheeler was originally scheduled to pitch Friday, but after Wednesday's game was rained out, the Mets decided to push him back to allow Jacob DeGrom to take his place. While the big club hasn't hinted at anything regarding his next start, it seems likely that he'll simply slide back a day to take his turn in the rotation Saturday.
Wheeler allowed two unearned runs on two hits and two walks over 3.2 innings in Saturday's win over the Phillies. He struck out four and didn't factor into the decision.
Despite the short outing, Wheeler held his own in his first start in 11 days following a brief stint on the DL due to biceps tendinitis. While the 27-year-old didn't get knocked around like he did in his previous two outings (15 runs on 14 hits), he failed to make it at least four innings for a third consecutive start. He owns an underwhelming 5.01 ERA and 3.98 BB/9 through 14 starts (70 innings) this season, though his 8.36 K/9 remains solid. He'll take his next turn Friday against the Cardinals.
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|2011||AFA-San Jose Giants||7||5||3.99||16||16||0||0||0||88.0||74||44||39||7||4||47||98|
|2011||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||2||2||2.00||6||6||0||0||0||27.0||26||6||6||0||2||5||31|
|2013||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||4||2||3.93||13||13||0||0||0||68.2||61||35||30||9||2||27||73|
|2016||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||0||0||0.00||1||1||0||0||0||1.0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0|