So instead of being traded off for a couple of prospects at Wednesday’s Trade Deadline, he was able to take the mound for the Mets on Thursday and pitch a great game for the Orange & Blue.
The righty was in command of all his pitches and kept his count low throughout seven innings while only giving up three hits and striking out seven, lowering his ERA to 4.45 on the 2019 campaign.
Robinson Canó was a huge factor in Wheeler’s win his afternoon as he hit a home run to lead off the second inning to put the Mets up on the board. He later doubled in a run in the sixth inning as well to pick up a multi-hit, two-RBI game for the veteran second baseman.
Wilson Ramos drove in two RBI’s of his own with an opposite field single, the catcher also later singled in the ninth inning and has brought up his batting average to a modest .259 on the year.
The Mets have now won seven in a row while sweeping the Pirates before coming to the south side of Chicago and doing the same to the White Sox, and have only lost one game in their last nine.