Latest Zack Wheeler News

Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record, Mets crown Royals 11-5

Aug. 18, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pete Alonso wasn't even sure he was going to make the New York Mets' opening day roster, so even he never could have imagined the incredible season he's having. The burly first baseman hit his 40th home run to break the National League rookie record, capping a late outburst by the...

Mets beat Royals 4-1 behind deGrom, Alonso

Aug. 17, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pete Alonso's error at first base in the fourth inning led to Kansas City's only run of the night and put the New York Mets behind. So when he got a chance to come through for his teammates with the bases loaded in the seventh, Alonso didn't want to fail. After narrowly missing out...

Acuña homers, shines defensively, Braves beat Mets 5-3

Aug. 14, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. heard chants of "MVP! MVP! MVP!" as he trotted off the field in the sixth inning, tipping his cap to the crowd when he reached the dugout. Maybe the Atlanta fans are on to something. It was another dazzling all-around night for the 21-year-old phenom, who scored his...

Yanks top O's 8-3, run win streak over Baltimore to 15 games

Aug. 13, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo Germán pitched seven strong innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors and the New York Yankees beat Baltimore 8-3 on Tuesday night, running their winning streak over the Orioles to 15 games. Germán allowed two runs, five hits, struck out seven, walked one...

Cabrera stings Mets, Nats hold on to end NY's streak, 7-4

Aug. 11, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nationals closer Sean Doolittle became a favorite at Citi Field after blowing a three-run lead Friday night. Mets fans cheered the All-Star closer when he went to the bullpen Saturday, and on Sunday, they clapped and hollered when his name was announced to pitch the ninth. "The fans, they...

Astros hits 4 HRs, make a winner of Greinke in debut

Aug. 6, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke labored through six innings but wound up with a win in his Astros debut as Houston hit four home runs Tuesday night to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-6. Playing in front of a season-high crowd of 43,243, the AL West leaders won their fifth straight. Yuli Gurriel hit two homers,...

Wheeler lifts Mets over Marlins 5-0 for 12th win in 13 games

Aug. 6, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Wheeler expected to be pitching in a playoff chase this month. As of two weeks ago, that meant his bags were packed — a recommendation from Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen as the trade deadline neared, rumors swirled and New York trailed 12 teams in the NL standings. The...

With pitching and power, Mets sweep Marlins, surge over .500

Aug. 6, 2019 1:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso turned on a fastball and raised his arms high in triumph, still holding his bat. Fans at Citi Field roared, just like they had moments earlier for J.D. Davis and Michael Conforto. The New York Mets hit three home runs in an inning for the first time exactly two years, riding a...

Cards beat Cubs 8-0, take over 1st place in NL Central

Aug. 1, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty struck out nine in seven strong innings and Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0 Thursday in a matchup of NL Central leaders. The Cardinals won two games in the three-game set and claimed first in the division, a game ahead...

Still here: Wheeler solid as Mets roll past White Sox

Aug. 1, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Wheeler is still a Met, which makes him part of a suddenly dominant starting rotation. A day after the trade deadline passed, the hard-throwing right-hander kept his club on a second-half roll. Wheeler tossed seven innings of four-hit ball, Robinson Canó drove in two runs with a...