|Bats / Throws||Left / Right|
|Date of Birth||5/30/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 195 lbs|
|Drafted||2009 - Rd 1|
Wheeler did not factor into the decision against the Dodgers on Sunday, pitching seven innings and giving up one run on six hits and no walks while striking out nine.
Wheeler was superb in his seven innings of work, inducing 17 swinging strikes and posting his highest strikeout total since May 31. He departed after the seventh inning in line for a win but watched the Mets' bullpen surrender the lead over the final two frames. Wheeler has now allowed a single run in each of his last four outings to lower his season ERA to 4.09 -- the lowest it has been since opening day. The 28-year-old's next scheduled start will be a road tilt in Cincinnati on Saturday.
Wheeler (11-7) allowed one run on seven hits with two walks and seven strikeouts across seven innings to earn a victory against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
He's allowing a lot of baserunners and owns a 1.56 WHIP in his last three outings, but during that stretch, he's also pitched three one-run games (1.50 ERA). One has to figure all the baserunners will eventually catch up to Wheeler, but he has just a handful of starts remaining, and owners have to ride the hot streak. He has a 4.21 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 170 strikeouts in 173.1 innings this season. Wheeler will be back on the hill at home Sunday against the Dodgers.
Wheeler (10-7) allowed one run on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts across five innings while earning a victory against the Nationals on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old has been inconsistent at times this season, but he's yielded just one run in each of his last two outings. It might not last, though, as Wheeler has been a bit fortunate, only allowing two runs in his last 11 innings despite 19 base runners. Owners will take it for now, though, as Wheeler has improved his overall numbers -- 4.33 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 163 strikeouts in 166.1 innings this season. He will face the the Diamondbacks at home in his next outing Tuesday.
Wheeler allowed one run on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts across six innings during a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.
The right-hander and Phillies starter Aaron Nola were locked in a pitcher's duel until they both departed in the sixth and seventh, respectively. Then the two teams combined to score 14 runs in the final two frames. Wheeler experienced an inconsistent August, either pitching shutouts/allowing one run or at least four runs in his six starts. Overall, it led to a 2-1 record and 3.41 ERA this month. He is 9-7 with a 4.41 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 160 strikeouts in 161.1 innings this season. Wheeler will be back on the hill Wednesday in a vital game at the Nationals.