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Wheeler Learning From His Mistakes

Wheeler knows what he did wrong early on

Despite a few rough outings after being called up to the Mets former Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons, in August, pitching prospect Zack Wheeler finished strong, winning his last two starts, including a shutout win over the Rochester Red Wings on Aug. 26. That win is a sign of things to come for Wheeler, said Bisons manager Wally Backman in his post game remarks after the shutout.

"We're just seeing the surface of it," he said. "He dominated [that day]. He threw the ball by all those hitters, and threw his breaking ball for strikes. When he can pitch like he did [that day], he's going to be dominant." The question for Wheeler, in his limited time in Triple-A this past season, is finding the consistency needed to make it in the big leagues. After starting strong in...

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