If Wheeler can just get a fraction of Harvey’s traction, the sun could finally shine on Queens, where they could someday be Kings.
Young ace Matt Harvey will take mound in the first game of Tuesday’s double dip in Atlanta. Then comes the main event: Zack Wheeler making his major league debut in the nightcap.
Zack Wheeler is excited about his big-league debut with the New York Mets, especially since he’ll be pitching not far from where he grew up.
Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his major-league debut on Tuesday night in the second game of the Mets’ day/night doubleheader against the Braves in Atlanta.
The Mets have arms — especially at the minor-league level — to trade for bats. But Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler aren’t the only pitchers who general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t willing to part with. Add Bobby Parnell to that list.
Sandy Alderson expects to bring in fresh talent to the Mets before the end of the 2013 season.
Rain, rain, go away; don’t spoil Zack and Harvey day.
“This probably has some accuracy,” general manager Sandy Alderson told WFAN radio on Monday when asked about the date.
The 23-year-old could make his major-league debut in grand fashion, as part of a doubleheader against the Braves on June 18. And who would start the other game of the double dip? None other than ace Matt Harvey.
“I wish that some of our better players were closer to the big leagues,” Alderson said. “I wish that certain guys were available to us, but they’re not, and nobody really cares. It’s all about whether you win or lose games, and I understand that.”
The Mets have sent down Collin McHugh and called up David Aardsma from Triple-A Las Vegas
“There’s a plan,” Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said. “You can’t change the plan every year. OK? Sandy, it’s taken him two or three years to get the plan into effect, and we have to wait and see it out.”
Collins wants Mets fans to manage their expectations ahead of pitching prospect Zack Wheeler’s promotion to the big leagues.
Niese was examined Thursday and diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis. While the left-hander is 3-5 with a 4.40 ERA in 11 starts, Niese allowed one run in seven innings against the Yankees on Monday.
“If not for the minor setback with the shoulder, he might already be here,” a team official told the New York Post. “We are at the point where you can say it’s probably two or three more starts (for Las Vegas).”