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June 23, 2021 10:16 AM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Short outing in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (5-4) was charged with the loss against the Nationals on Tuesday after allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four across three innings.

Wheeler's velocity was down from the beginning during what was his shortest start since June 19, 2017. He threw 73 pitches, including 46 strikes. After giving up two runs in the first inning, he retired the side in the second. Unfortunately, it was a long and tough third inning that wound up being his last. This was a rare bad start for the right-hander, who has compiled a 2.36 ERA and 0.98 WHIP overall this year. Wheeler is projected to take on his former team, the Mets, on the road Sunday.

June 17, 2021 10:16 AM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Hurls six scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (5-3) tossed six scoreless innings Wednesday against the Dodgers, allowing five hits and four walks while fanning six. He earned the win.

Wheeler has tossed two straight scoreless outings and has been pitching lights out of late, as he has given up two or fewer earned runs in seven of his last eight appearances. The right-hander owns an excellent 1.25 ERA across that eight-game span and will look to keep this dominant stretch alive when he takes the ball next week at home against the Nationals.

June 11, 2021 12:32 AM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Another gem
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler allowed four hits and no walks while striking out 12 across eight scoreless innings Thursday against Atlanta. He did not factor into the decision.

Wheeler dominated Atlanta as he allowed only two hitters into scoring position throughout his start. He also continued to pile up strikeouts, and he generated 20 swinging strikes on 105 total pitches. Wheeler has also consistently worked deep into games, as he's completed at least seven innings in five consecutive starts and at least six innings in nine consecutive outings. For the season, Wheeler has an excellent 2.29 ERA with 112:18 K:BB across 90.1 frames.

June 4, 2021 11:56 PM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Outdueled Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (4-3) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 7.1 innings, taking the loss versus Washington on Friday.

Wheeler turned in a quality start, but Washington ace Max Scherzer was just a bit better in the pitchers' duel. The 31-year-old Wheeler has posted an excellent 2.51 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 100:18 K:BB across 82.1 innings this season. He projects to face Atlanta next week.

May 29, 2021 07:12 PM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Whiffs 14 in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler recorded 14 strikeouts and gave up three runs on four hits over seven innings during Saturday's 5-3 loss at Tampa Bay. He had two walks and didn't factor in the decision.

The 30-year-old served up a two-run homer to Austin Meadows during the opening frame, but he allowed one run over the following six innings and generated 18 swinging strikes on the afternoon. Wheeler has double-digit strikeouts in three straight starts and has surrendered five runs (four earned) on eight hits with a 36:3 K:BB across 21.1 innings during that stretch.

May 23, 2021 07:20 PM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Fans 12 in win
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Wheeler (4-2) allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out 12 in 7.1 innings to earn the win against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Wheeler was forced to settle for no-decisions in his last two outings, but he struck out a season-high 12 batters to pick up his fourth win of the year Sunday. The right-hander has now recorded double-digit strikeout totals in each of his last two starts and has posted a 2.38 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 68 innings this season. He tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

May 20, 2021 06:12 PM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Dominant in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler didn't factor into the decision Tuesday against the Marlins despite giving up one unearned run on five hits while striking out 10 across seven innings.

Wheeler was dominant and produced one of his best starts of the season, as he's now tossed at least seven scoreless innings in two of his last three appearances. He'd given up two or fewer runs in four of his previous five starts and owns a dominant 1.86 ERA across four starts (29 innings) this month. Wheeler is slated to make his next start during the upcoming weekend series against the Red Sox at home.

May 13, 2021 12:28 AM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Quality start in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 7, 2021 02:28 PM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Dominates in complete-game shutout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 2, 2021 07:08 AM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Hangs tough against former club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 26, 2021 11:00 PM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Dominates in second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 21, 2021 08:00 AM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Surrenders three home runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 15, 2021 01:52 AM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Takes loss despite quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (1-2) took the loss Wednesday, allowing three runs on 10 hits and a walk over 6.1 innings as the Phillies fell 5-1 to the Mets. He struck out six.

Facing his former club, Wheeler got tagged for two quick runs in the first inning before settling down, but a lack of run support stuck him with the loss. The right-hander threw 108 pitches (71 strikes) en route to his second quality start of the season. Wheeler will carry a 3.00 ERA and 20:5 K:BB through 18 innings into his next outing, set for Tuesday against home against the Giants.

April 10, 2021 01:24 AM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Ambushed by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (1-1) took the loss Friday as the Phillies were routed 8-1 by Atlanta, giving up three runs on seven hits and four walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out four.

Given the traffic he put on the basepaths, Wheeler's final line could have been a lot worse, and he kept Atlanta off the board until Ronald Acuna smashed a two-run homer in the fifth. The right-hander fought his command all evening, throwing only 53 of 94 pitches for strikes in a big step backwards from his impressive season debut. Wheeler will take a 2.31 ERA and 14:4 K:BB through 11.2 innings into his next outing, set for Wednesday on the road against the Mets.

April 3, 2021 08:52 PM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Fans 10 in dominant start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (1-0) picked up the win in Saturday's 4-0 victory over Atlanta, allowing only one hit and striking out 10 over seven scoreless innings.

A Travis d'Arnaud single in the second inning was the only blemish on Wheeler's line as he fired 62 of 90 pitches for strikes, and the right-hander generated more offense than the entire Atlanta lineup by going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and two RBI. Wheeler posted a career-low 2.92 ERA last year but also had a lackluster 17.5 percent strikeout rate -- at least through one start in 2021, it looks like his whiffs have returned with a vengeance.

March 31, 2021 04:24 PM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Slated to start second game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Joe Girardi confirmed that Wheeler would start the Phillies' second game of the season Saturday against Atlanta, Pat Gallen of CBS 3 Philadelphia reports.

Wheeler made good on the first season of the five-year, $118 million deal he signed with the Phillies last winter, posting a 2.92 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over 11 starts in the abbreviated 2020 campaign. Those strong ratios were somewhat marred by a substantial dip in his strikeout rate (career-worst 6.7 K/9), but Wheeler at least provided some hope for a bounce back in that area this spring. He finished the Phillies' Grapefruit League slate with 22 strikeouts in 19.1 innings, and after topping out at five frames over his six spring starts, he should head into his 2021 season debut without any major restrictions to his pitch count.

February 22, 2021 09:36 AM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Good to go for spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler said Sunday after his second bullpen session of spring training that he has experienced no issues with his throwing since undergoing surgery in October to repair the fingernail on his right middle finger, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Wheeler underwent the same procedure on the fingernail during his time in the minors and bounced back effectively, and he's hoping his latest surgery will solve the matter once and for all. Even after ripping the fingernail off last September, Wheeler proceeded to make three starts to close out his first season in Philadelphia, managing to reach the eighth inning in two of them.

October 21, 2020 11:40 AM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Undergoes procedure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler underwent a successful right middle fingernail resection procedure Oct. 12, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Wheeler is expected to be ready for spring training following his surgery. The 30-year-old missed a start in early September due to the issue with his fingernail, but the procedure could help fix the lingering issue going forward. Wheeler posted a career-best 2.92 ERA along with a 1.17 WHIP over 71 innings during his first year with the Phillies in 2020.

September 27, 2020 11:28 PM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Struggles in middle innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (4-2) allowed four runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out eight across seven innings as he took the loss against the Rays on Saturday.

Wheeler did not allow a runner in scoring position until two outs in the fourth and proceeded to allow that baserunner to score after Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a bloop single into center to tie the game at 1-1. The 30-year-old ran into more trouble the following inning, as he allowed six batters to reach base, resulting in three more runs for the Rays. Despite the mid-game struggles, Wheeler completed seven innings while throwing 118 pitches as the Phillies were hopeful they could stray away from their horrendous bullpen for as long as possible. Wheeler will end his breakout 2020 regular season with a 2.92 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 53:16 K:BB across 71 inninngs.

September 21, 2020 11:24 PM
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Handed tough loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (4-1) took the loss Monday against the Nationals after giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out seven across 5.2 innings.

Wheeler found trouble early in this one, allowing two runs in the first inning followed by one in the sixth. He failed to receive much run support, resulting in the right-hander's first loss of the 2020 campaign. Wheeler owns a 2.67 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with a 45:12 K:BB across 64 innings.

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