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Wheeler happy with new, old delivery

Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler

#45 SP
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM3
  • W1

  • L2

  • BB5

  • K15

  • ERA4.67

PHOENIX -- Zack Wheeler appeared disappointed no one inquired about his revised delivery during the right-hander's postgame press conference. So Wheeler brought up the change himself.

Wheeler reverted to lifting his hands over his hand during his windup, which he had not done since he was a youngster. He ended up limiting the Arizona Diamondbacks to two runs on six hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings. He earned his first win since last Aug. 31 in an eventual 7-3 victory at Chase Field on Monday night. He threw 97 pitches.

"Before the game tonight, I was like, 'If I do bad tonight, people are going to be asking about that,'" Wheeler said with a laugh.

As for his outing, Wheeler said: "I would have liked to have finished that seventh, but the pitches started getting up there a little bit. I walked that guy, so it's understandable."