Zack Wheeler is making a case for a Triple-A callup.
Last night, Wheeler tossed his first career complete game shutout in Binghamton. The 22 year-old allowed just six hits over nine innings, walking just one and striking out seven Erie SeaWolves. He threw 107 pitches, 75 of which were strikes.
Wheeler (9-4, 2.39) is now tied for the Eastern League lead in wins and strikeouts. He is also tops in WHIP and second in ERA. He has absolutely dominated this season.
A call to Buffalo may come very soon for Wheeler. This season he has improved on his control problems, walking a career-low 3.2 batters per nine innings. Terry Collins even hinted that Wheeler could pitch in the big leagues this year, telling reporters: “He’s not out of the mix. I’m going to tell you something: Right now, in our organization, if you’ve got talent, and you show that you can get people out, your name is going to be on that list.”
After 16 starts in Double-A, Wheeler could be making his next one in Buffalo.