Latest Zack Wheeler News

After 2nd-half surge, improved Mets lament early mistakes

Sep. 30, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Long after the Mets' season finale had ended, Pete Alonso was still posing for photos with his fiancée near first base as children dashed by — a postgame promotion offering their own chance to circle the bags excitedly at Citi Field. You could certainly understand why Alonso,...

Brewers beat Reds 5-3, extend winning streak to 7 games

Sep. 27, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Orlando Arcia doubled with the bases loaded, and the Milwaukee Brewers shook off the fizz from their playoffs-clinching celebration to close on the NL Central lead Thursday, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 for their seventh straight victory. The Brewers earned at least a wild card with a...

Marlins hit 3 late HRs, beat Wheeler, Mets 4-2

Sep. 26, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For seven innings Thursday night, Zack Wheeler looked like he was going to go into free agency with a flourish. But then Curtis Granderson stepped to the plate and came up with his own ending. Granderson's go-ahead, pinch-hit homer capped a three-run eighth inning against his former team...

LEADING OFF: Felix farewell, Brennaman calls it a day

Sep. 26, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: FAREWELL TO THE KING Felix Hernandez starts for Seattle in what well could be his last game for the Mariners. A sea of yellow-shirted fans in the "King's Court" will rise in unison and chant as he takes the mound, and when he gets to two strikes on any hitter,...

Mets eliminated despite 10-3 win over Marlins

Sep. 26, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now it's certain: All those big swings by Pete Alonso and pinpoint fastballs from Jacob deGrom won't be enough to rally the New York Mets into October. Alonso hit his major league-high 51st home run, one short of the rookie record, and deGrom made his last overpowering pitch for a repeat Cy...

Mets stumble in their playoff push with 3-2 loss to Reds

Sep. 21, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier called it a "bonehead mistake." He should know. He made it. The third baseman hesitated on what he thought might be a foul ball, allowing Aristides Aquino to beat out a bases-loaded infield hit that drove in the Cincinnati Reds' first run in the New York Mets' critical 3-2...

Alonso hits 50th homer; deGrom, Mets beat Reds 8-1

Sep. 21, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Alonso felt going into the season that reaching 50 home runs was possible. Now that he's there, it's become hard to believe. New York's rookie first baseman hit his major league-leading 50th home run, Jacob deGrom pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the Mets beat the...

Gyorko, Dodgers damage Mets' chances with 3-2 comeback win

Sep. 16, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso is slumping at the wrong time for the New York Mets. And with little margin for error, their two most reliable relievers let a game get away Sunday night that might prove too much to overcome. Jedd Gyorko got off the bench late and played a big role in rallying the Los Angeles...

Davis' 3-run double lifts Mets over Dodgers 3-0

Sep. 14, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rajai Davis did not need a speeding Uber for his latest big hit, one that maintained the New York Mets' slim wild-card hopes. After a brilliant pitchers' duel between the Mets' Jacob deGrom and Hyun-Jin Ryu, Davis pinch hit with two outs in the eighth inning and slapped a three-run double...

Wilson, Alonso help Mets escape shaky 9th, beat D-backs 3-2

Sep. 11, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Wilson watched Mets first baseman Pete Alonso dive for Ketel Marte's line drive and thought maybe the game was over. Then Alonso smothered the ball, and nobody at Citi Field was sure what the Polar Bear would do next. "Your mind goes a mile a minute in that situation," third baseman...