Today could be the last start that Zack Wheeler makes for the Mets. If so, it’s fitting that it will be against the Marlins, the team that he’s done his best work against. Lifetime, Wheeler is 7-2 with a 1.77 ERA against Miami.
In his last six games against the Marlins, Wheeler is 5-1 with a 1.26 ERA. In his only loss in this stretch, Wheeler struck out nine and did not allow a walk over six innings but was done in by two unearned runs.
The only bad start Wheeler had against the Marlins lifetime came in 2017, when he gave up 5 ER in 4 IP while making his first start in the majors after missing two seasons while battling back after TJ surgery.
Wheeler enters his final game of 2019 on a roll. In his last five games he has a 1.41 ERA with a 3.5 K/BB ratio. The key to his recent success is that he has not allowed a HR in 32 IP in this span.