Wheeler underwent a successful right middle fingernail resection procedure Oct. 12, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
Wheeler allowed three runs on seven hits (one home run) while striking out two across 7.1 innings Wednesday against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.
Wheeler was incredibly efficient Wednesday as he went a season-high 7.1 innings while throwing 68 of his 95 pitches for strikes. The only major damage the right-hander gave up was a two-run shot to J.D. Davis in the sixth to cut the Phillies' lead to 4-3. Wheeler unfortunately wasn't able to get the win after the Phillies blew their sixth lead this season when up by three or more runs but he has made a great 1-2 punch at the top of the rotation with Aaron Nola with a 2.62 ERA and 1.08 WHIP across 58.1 innings. He figures to take the mound Monday in a matchup with the Nationals.
Wheeler (finger) will start Wednesday's game against the Mets, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The 30-year-old's status has been up in the air since he was scratched from his weekend start due to an issue with the nail on his middle finger, but he completed a bullpen session Monday, played catch Tuesday, and has been cleared to rejoin the rotation Wednesday. Wheeler has a 2.47 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 36:9 K:BB through 51 innings during his first season in Philadelphia.
Wheeler (finger) will play catch Tuesday as the Phillies try to determine whether or not he'll be able to pitch this week, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Wheeler tore his fingernail while putting on his pants last week and is at risk of missing an extended period. He threw a bullpen session Monday and will throw again Tuesday, and if the nail holds up fine he could be cleared to start Thursday against the Mets.
Wheeler (finger) threw a bullpen session Monday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Wheeler skipped his scheduled start Saturday against the Marlins after tearing his fingernail while putting on his pants. He's reportedly dealt with fingernail issues since he was an amateur. If the nail responded well to the bullpen session, Wheeler could pitch later in the week, but if it responds poorly, a trip to the injured list can't be ruled out.
Wheeler (finger) won't start Monday's game against the Marlins, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
The team originally hoped the right-hander would be able to take the mound Monday after being scratched from Friday's scheduled start due to the nail issue on his right middle finger, but he'll need more time to be game ready. Wheeler played catch Saturday, and manager Joe Girardi said the team anticipates him being able to take the mound sometime during the upcoming three-game series against the Mets, which begins Tuesday.
Wheeler is at risk of missing an extended period, as the injured nail on his right middle finger may need to be removed, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Wheeler caught the nail on his zipper while putting on pants Thursday. For now, he's only seen his start bumped back from Friday to Monday, but the Phillies don't seem confident he'll be able to pitch at that time. If the nail does indeed have to be removed, he could be sidelined for quite some time. The Phillies will go with a bullpen day in what would have been his start Saturday against the Marlins, though Wheeler is expected to throw a side session that day as the team looks to see whether he'll be able to pitch through the issue next week.
Manager Joe Girardi announced Thursday that Wheeler will not be able to make his scheduled Saturday start due to an issue with the nail on his middle finger, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
In a very strange occurrence, Wheeler caught his nail putting on his pants and won't be able to pitch until Monday at the earliest, according to Girardi. The Phillies will now go with a bullpen game during the second half of Friday's twin bill, with Spencer Howard's start being pushed to Saturday.
Wheeler allowed three earned runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out seven across six innings Monday against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.
Wheeler threw four scoreless innings but was tripped up a bit in the fifth when he surrendered four doubles to account for all three of his earned runs. It was otherwise an efficient outing for Wheeler, as he needed only 83 pitches to log 18 outs -- 13 of which came via either groundball or strikeout. Overall, Wheeler has maintained a 2.47 ERA with a 36:9 K:BB across 51 innings this season. He'll draw his next start Saturday at Miami.
Wheeler (4-0) pitched 6.2 shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out six Wednesday evening en route to his fourth win of the season.
Wheeler has been lights-out all season, but Wednesday's outing may have been his best one thus far. He gave up three hits, which were the fewest he's allowed in a start this season, and it was the first time he's blanked an opponent in seven tries during the shortened campaign. Wheeler's 2.20 ERA is good for ninth among starters in baseball as he'll look to continue his dominance in his next start Monday against the Mets.
Wheeler did not factor into the decision in Friday's 7-4 win over Atlanta, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three over 5.2 innings.
Wheeler had another solid performance wasted by his bullpen Friday, but the right-hander still remains one of the most consistent starting pitchers in the league. He has lasted at least 5.2 innings in all six of his starts and is 3-0 with an excellent 2.58 ERA this year. Wheeler's next start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Nationals.
Wheeler didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 6-5 loss to Atlanta, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings. He struck out eight without walking a batter.
The right-hander was sharp, throwing 71 of 105 pitches for strikes while setting a season high for strikeouts, and Wheeler took a shutout into the seventh inning before Austin Riley tagged him for a two-run shot. Unfortunately for the Phillies, the new high-leverage duo of Hector Neris and Brandon Workman proceeded to melt down in the eighth and ninth. Wheeler will take a 2.76 ERA and 20:6 K:BB through 32.2 innings into his next outing Friday in a rematch with Atlanta back at Citizens Bank Park.
Wheeler (3-0) allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four over seven innings as he earned the win Sunday against the Mets.
Wheeler was forced to settle for a no-decision in his last turn through the rotation. However, he was sharp against the Mets as he held them scoreless outside of two runs in the fourth inning. The right-hander's strikeout rate has been down to begin the season, but he's been able to mostly limit run production with a 2.81 ERA over 25.2 innings across four starts this season. He'll attempt to remain effective on the road Saturday against Atlanta.
Wheeler allowed three earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two across 5.2 innings Tuesday against the Orioles. He did not factor into the decision.
Wheeler held the Orioles scoreless through five innings but was never particularly dominant, as he allowed at least one baserunner in each of the first three innings. He sat down six in a row and appeared to be in a rhythm until he allowed four of the first six batters he faced to reach base in the sixth frame, accounting for all three of his earned runs. While Wheeler has a 2.89 ERA through 18.2 innings, he has yet to display the ability to miss bats as he has just eight strikeouts compared to five walks. He'll draw his next start Sunday against the Mets.
Wheeler (2-0) earned the win in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Yankees after giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks over six innings.
The right-hander labored out of the gate as he surrendered four hits, a walk and three runs over the first two frames, but he tightened things up over the next four innings. Wheeler now has a 2.08 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 6:4 K:BB through his first two starts (13 innings) with the Phillies. Depending how Philadelphia orients its rotation coming out of Wednesday's twin bill, his next turn will come Monday versus Atlanta or Tuesday against Baltimore.
Wheeler will start Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The 30-year-old hasn't started since making his season debut July 25, as the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak put both teams on hiatus last week. Wheeler will look to build on his dominating opening performance after allowing one run on five hits and two walks over seven innings.
Wheeler's scheduled start against the Blue Jays on Saturday has been postponed, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
The Phillies announced that a pair of staff members tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week, prompting the team to shut down its stadium and postpone this weekend's series against the Blue Jays. It remains to be seen when Wheeler will pitch next.
Wheeler earned the win versus Miami on Saturday, hurling seven innings and giving up one run on five hits and two walks while striking out four.
Toeing the mound less than a week after his wife gave birth to the couple's first child, Wheeler was in complete control throughout his seven innings, scattering five singles and a pair of walks while throwing 57 of 87 pitches for strikes. His only real trouble came in the fifth inning, when the Marlins put three consecutive runners on base with a pair of singles and a walk, but Wheeler emerged from the threat allowing only one run by inducing an inning-ending double play. After some initial uncertainty about playing out the season, the 30-year-old now appears determined to take the ball for Philadelphia every five turns. His next start is scheduled for Thursday on the road against the loaded Yankees offense.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/26||@ TB||L 3-4||0||1||0||7.0||7||4||4||8|
|09/21||@ WAS||L 1-5||0||1||0||5.2||5||2||3||7|
|09/16||vs NYM||L 4-5||0||0||0||7.1||7||3||0||2|
|09/07||@ NYM||W 9-8||0||0||0||6.0||8||3||0||7|
|09/02||vs WAS||W 3-0||1||0||0||6.2||3||0||2||6|
|08/28||vs ATL||W 7-4||0||0||0||5.2||7||1||1||3|
|08/22||@ ATL||L 5-6||0||0||0||7.0||5||2||0||8|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2011||AFA-San Jose Giants||88.0||16||16||0||7||5||0||98||47||74||3.99||1.375|
|2011||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||27.0||6||6||0||2||2||0||31||5||26||2.00||1.148|
|2013||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||68.2||13||13||0||4||2||0||73||27||61||3.96||1.290|
|2016||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||1.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00||1.000|
|2018||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||5.0||1||1||0||1||0||0||6||1||3||1.80||0.800|