After Zack Wheeler got his tits lit on Monday night, giving up seven runs in two innings, he promised that he felt fine—it was just an issue with poor command, he said. New York Mets officials backed him up, with manager Terry Collins saying that there wasn’t any reason to think it was a sign of injury. From the New York Daily News yesterday:
“No, not yet. I have no reason to,” Collins said of suspecting Wheeler could be going through a period of fatigue or dealing with an undisclosed physical issue. “But certainly in our case, the way things have happened, we are certainly going to investigate it.”
Surprise! Certainly in the Mets’ case, the way things have happened, it is completely unremarkable that Wheeler was sent to the 10-day disabled list this afternoon with bicep tendinitis.
He joins fellow starting pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey on the DL. (Along with many many many teammates who are not starting pitchers, including Asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Walker and Juan Lagares.) The new roster move means that Mets fans will be treated to the starting pitching of rookie Tyler Pill, called up from Triple-A today.
Let the record show—the Mets remain all fucked up.