Monday, August 8, 2011

Wheelers Pitch Well; Fulmer Loses First

The Mets two Wheelers both had good outings in their latest games.

Yesterday, Zack Wheeler pitched six innings for the St. Lucie Mets, surrendering four hits and no runs while striking out seven without a walk. His groundout to flyout ratio was particularly impressive, 8:1.

Today, Beck Wheeler pitched another inning of shutout ball for the GCL Mets. The lone batter he walked was the only one to get on base. In 16.2 innings over 11 games, he's given up only one run, and it was unearned. In the same game, the Mets second first-round draft choice this year, Michael Fulmer, made his Mets debut and lasted only two-thirds on an innings. He didn't give up a hit; however, three walks, a wild pitch, and a throwing error contributed to two runs crossing the plate and giving Fulmer his first pro loss.

On a positive note, in yesterday's GCL Mets game another 2011 high school draftee (10th round), Matt Budgell, pitched well: four innings, two hits one unearned run, one walk. After nine innings, his ERA is 1.00, and he's walked only two batters. This webpage contains some interesting information on him.

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