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Amazin Avenue 6 hours ago
Mets muster only one hit in falling to defeat in Washington

Mets muster only one hit in falling to defeat in Washington

Austin Voth and four relievers stifled the Mets’ offense in a Nationals victory. It seemed like a promising start when Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce drew back-to-back walks off of Nationals starter Austin Voth—making his second career start—with two outs in the bottom of the first. However, little did one know that this would represent the Mets’ best threat of the night, as the team would muster only one hit in a lackluster 6-0 defeat. Corey Oswalt got the start in place of the shut-down Zack Wheeler, and acquitted himself relatively nicely. Oswalt surrendered a double to Victor...
Amazin Avenue 22 hours ago
Final Score: Nationals 6, Mets 0—For the bird

Final Score: Nationals 6, Mets 0—For the bird

Pigeon on field represents peak excitement as Mets muster one hit in loss to Nationals. Austin Voth walked the third and fourth batters of the game, putting two men on for Todd Frazier, who struck out. That would represent the biggest threat the Mets would muster against Voth and the Nationals pen. Both Voth and Corey Oswalt pitched well, and neither seemed perturbed by the “brazen” (per Keith Hernandez) pigeon wandering around the pitching mound over the first few innings. Oswalt looked solid in place of the shut-down Zack Wheeler, throwing five innings while surrendering only a...
New York Post Sep 22, 2018

Here’s how the Mets can be contenders again right away

What has 138 starts, a 3.29 ERA and averages better than a strikeout an inning? Moment to think about it. Answer: The combined 2018 rotation work of Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey. If told in March those would be the totals, a Mets fan would have cleared out October...
Amazin Avenue Sep 20, 2018
Mets Morning News for September 20, 2018

Mets Morning News for September 20, 2018

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Noah Syndergaard was not sharp and lasted only four innings against the Phillies. He gave up two home runs and labored the entire outing. As for the offense they were shut down and shut out by Zach Eflin and the Mets are now done with the Phillies until 2019. Choose your recap: Amazin Avenue short and long, Bergen Record, MLB.com, Newsday, Post The Mets are shutting down Zack Wheeler due to his workload this season. It was by all accounts a successful season for Wheeler and the Mets rotation looks to...
Rising Apple Sep 20, 2018

Mets: Zack Wheeler finishes the 2018 season at his best

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler engineered a brilliant close to 2018 after a rough time in recovering from injuries in the last few years. He’s now done for the year. After an incredible performance in the second half of the season, Zack Wheeler has been officially shut down for the last two weeks of […] Mets: Zack Wheeler finishes the 2018 season at his best - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Post Sep 19, 2018

A statement Zack Wheeler season comes to quiet end

PHILADELPHIA — It’s Zack to the future for the No. 2 component of the Mets’ talented rotation. Zack Wheeler’s 2018 season officially ended Wednesday, when manager Mickey Callaway announced a shutdown for the right-hander because of workload concerns. Wheeler will be replaced in the rotation for his final two starts by rookie Corey Oswalt. “I...
NorthJersey.com Sep 19, 2018
Zack Wheeler's emergence gives Mets loaded top three heading into offseason

Zack Wheeler's emergence gives Mets loaded top three heading into offseason

Zack wheelers season is over since hes thrown 101 more innings than last year        
NorthJersey.com Sep 19, 2018
Zack Wheeler on being shut down

Zack Wheeler on being shut down

Zack Wheeler on being shut down        
Amazin Avenue Sep 19, 2018
Mets are shutting down Zack Wheeler

Mets are shutting down Zack Wheeler

The team is choosing to be cautious with Wheeler, who had a career year The New York Mets announced today that they are shutting down Zack Wheeler for the remainder of the 2018 season. Corey Oswalt will make the start on Saturday against the Washington Nationals. Prior to Wheeler’s last start on Monday, Mickey Callaway mentioned that they were monitoring the right-hander “very, very closely” and could conceivably shut him down after that start. According to Callaway, the decision was made based on his workload and not any health problems. Wheeler, who missed the entire 2015 and 2016...
SNY TV Sep 19, 2018

Due to workload, Mets shutting Zack Wheeler down for season

Due to his workload this season, the Mets are shutting Zack Wheeler down for the year, with Corey Oswalt taking his spot in the rotation.
New York Post Sep 18, 2018

Zack Wheeler forcing Mets into decision they never saw coming

PHILADELPHIA — Jacob deGrom is hardly the only pitcher in the Mets rotation whose long-term future could soon become a subject of debate within the organization. Of more immediacy is Zack Wheeler, headed into his last year of club control before potentially hitting free agency following the 2019 season. Staff ace deGrom isn’t eligible for...
NorthJersey.com Sep 18, 2018
Zack Wheeler could be shut down by Mets due to innings pitched

Zack Wheeler could be shut down by Mets due to innings pitched

The Mets were set to meet with Zack Wheeler on Tuesday to discuss whether hed pitch again.        
NorthJersey.com Sep 18, 2018
Mets manager Mickey Callaway on Zack Wheeler

Mets manager Mickey Callaway on Zack Wheeler

Mets manager Mickey Callaway on Zack Wheeler        
Amazin Avenue Sep 18, 2018
Mets Morning News for September 18, 2018

Mets Morning News for September 18, 2018

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets If only the Mets could play the Phillies every night of the season. The Amazins continued their dominance over Philadelphia on Monday night, this time propelled by strong offensive performances by the likes of Michael “6 RBI” Conforto and Jeff McNeil. Zack Wheeler did his job, pitching seven innings, though he wasn’t at his best, and gave up four runs. The Mets had more than enough firepower to defeat the Phillies 9-4 on the evening. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York...
Amazin Avenue Sep 18, 2018
Phillies can’t handle Scooter as Mets win easily

Phillies can’t handle Scooter as Mets win easily

Michael Conforto’s big day led the Mets to a 9-4 win. Michael Conforto put the league on notice in a 9-4 win over the Phillies. Conforto led the Mets with three hits, his 26th home run of the year, and six RBI, picking up Zack Wheeler, who allowed four runs in seven innings in what might be his final start of the season. Jeff McNeil and Brandon Nimmo were also bright sptos - McNeil had yet another three hit game, and Nimmo had a double and a walk. Early in the game, everything was coming up Mets. Wheeler looked dominant through the first four innings, allowing only a walk to Carlos...

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