After beginning the 2012 season with a slow start, earning only one win in five April appearances,…
Wheeler Living Up To The Hype
With the first half of the season now in the books, the Eastern League All-Star has put up some outstanding numbers, leading the Eastern League with a 1.06 WHIP and 95 strikeouts with a 2.39 ERA. And his work is not going unnoticed, as pitching coach Glen Abbott sings his praises. "I thought he did an excellent job the first half," Abbot said. "Since Spring Training he's gotten better and he's been very consistent the whole half. He's pitching with a lot of confidence and his command of his pitches is getting better." Command had been one of Wheeler's issues early on, both with his fastball and with his offspeed pitches, but as of late he seems to be able to control them all, and in addition to his slider and curveball, manager Pedro Lopez mentions that he also has a changeup in the works. "He's done a good job with his changeup," Lopez said. "He's got a new grip that he's been working on for a while now, and he's doing a good job. "I know the changeup is coming in slowly, but...
18 Fans online
- GDT 8/23/14 Mets at Dodgers --- de Grom vs Greinke 9:10PM
- GDT 8/26 Braves at Mets Wood vs Gee
- 8/24 GDT- Potential season high 11 under.
- GDT Aug 27, 2014: Braves @ Mets, Teheran vs. Wheeler
- David Wright's contract: good or bad?