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Zack Wheeler made his return to the rotation and was brilliant through seven innings. He had one hiccup but put forth the best pitching performance by a starter this season. The offense was no-hit for six innings, but they exploded for four runs in the eighth with a big pinch-hit, two-run single by Adrian Gonzalez to make it a perfect 6-0 road trip.
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Zack Wheeler shined in his return to the rotation and did not allow a hit after the second inning.
With their 10-1 start, the Mets own the best record in baseball.
Everything is clicking for the Mets right now and the team chemistry is evident both on the field and in the clubhouse.
Even though it is still April, the Mets have set themselves up nicely for a playoff run.
Some of the good feelings surrounding this team took a hit when it was revealed Travis d’Arnaud has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow that could require Tommy John surgery. This predicament could have been avoided if the Mets had shored up that position in the offseason.
With d’Arnaud’s injury the door was opened for Kevin Plawecki to seize the opportunity but a scary incident occurred when he was struck on the hand with a fastball and later exited the game. X-rays did come back negative and hopefully the catcher avoided major injury.
As you have probably already heard by now, Keith Hernandez is on Twitter and he is a must-follow.
Prospect Justin Dunn has been dominant in his two starts for St. Lucie.
Around the National League East
Brandon McCarthy had to be removed from the Braves’ game with a shoulder injury but he is still expected to make his next start. It took twelve innings but the Braves salvaged a win in their series against the Nationals.
Jarlin Garcia was unhittable for the Marlins but Don Mattingly pulled him before he had a chance to complete the no-hitter.
The Good Phight remembers Todd Pratt as a member of the 1993 Phillies. Rookie Scott Kingery gave Philadelphia a walk-off win in the twelfth inning.
A.J. Cole was solid in his start for the Nationals but they still were unable to get the win. Before the game they designated catcher Miguel Montero for assignment.
Around Major League Baseball
It was fight night around the majors on Wednesday. First the Rockies and Padres resorted to fisticuffs after Nolan Arenado was thrown at by Luis Perdomo. The next round belonged to the Red Sox and Yankees when Tyler Austin was hit by Joe Kelly after Austin committed a questionable slide on the basepaths.
David Price exited his start against the Yankees early when he felt a “sensation” in his hand.
There was a scary moment in Detroit when pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Jason Kipnis.
Vin Scully made the announcement that the 2020 All-Star Game will be held at Dodger Stadium.
Rob Manfred is determined to “fix” baseball but there will always be consequences to any decision he makes.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Kory Powell covered the d’Arnaud injury news.
Chris McShane took a look at Good Hansel Robles.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets traded for Pete Harnisch on this date in 1995.