Wheeler didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 5-2 extra-inning win over the Nationals. allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings while striking out seven. The right-hander delivered his fifth quality start of the season, tossing 65 of his 98 pitches for strikes, but Wheeler exited the game in line for a loss until the Phillies tied the game up in the ninth. He'll take a 2.85 ERA and outstanding 56:13 K:BB through 53.2 innings into his next outing.
Wheeler (3-2) allowed three hits and no walks while striking out eight in a complete-game shutout to earn the win Thursday against the Brewers. It was the second complete-game shutout of his career and his first since 2014. He allowed only one hit through eight frames before working around two hits in the final inning. Wheeler has been a bit uneven to start the season, but he's worked more than six frames in five of his seven starts. Despite allowing three or more earned runs on four occasions, he still owns a 2.83 ERA with a 49:12 K:BB across 47.2 innings this season. Wheeler currently lines up to draw his next start Wednesday at Washington.
Wheeler didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Mets, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out six. It looked like the right-hander might be chased from the game quickly after Wheeler got tagged for four runs in the top of the first inning, but he righted the ship against his former team and gave the Phillies a chance to come back and take him off the hook for his third loss of the year. Wheeler tossed 97 pitches (67 strikes) before exiting, and he'll carry a 3.49 ERA and 41:12 K:BB through 38.2 innings into his next outing.
Wheeler (2-2) allowed one run on one hit and three walks over eight innings Monday, striking out nine and earning a win over the Cardinals. Wheeler made it through eight scoreless innings and never let a runner beyond first base. He then walked Matt Carpenter to begin the ninth and was charged with the run when he came around to score with Hector Neris on the mound. The 30-year-old tossed 73 of his 114 pitches for strikes and improved to 2-2 on the year while lowering his ERA to 3.13. Wheeler will take on the Mets at home Saturday.
Wheeler allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six over 5.2 innings but was not involved in the decision during Tuesday's loss to the Giants. All four runs that Wheeler allowed came via the long ball. Buster Posey had two solo home runs while Tommy La Stella pitched in with a two-run blast of his own. Wheeler has gotten roughed up a bunch since pitching a gem in his first outing of the year. The 30-year-old has allowed 10 runs on 22 hits while sporting a 16:8 K:BB over his last 16.2 innings and will look to right the ship Monday against the Cardinals.
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