New Hampshire Fisher Cats (4-8)
Double-A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays
RHP Zack Wheeler (0-1, 3.00) vs. RHP Deck McGuire (0-2, 9.90)
Game #12 • Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium• Manchester, NH • 6:35 p.m.
STARTING PITCHING MATCHUP: RHP Zack Wheeler (0-1, 3.00) makes his third start of the season. Wheeler was in line for the win in his previous start against the Portland Sea Dogs on April 13, but the B-Mets bullpen failed to preserve a three-run lead. Wheeler struck out nine and allowed one run on five hits over six innings. The right-hander from Georgia was traded to the Mets from the Giants in exchange for Carlos Beltran prior to the trade deadline last year. Before the trade he went 7-5 with a 3.99 ERA in 16 starts with the San Jose Giants (High-A). He finished the season with six starts with the St. Lucie Mets (High-A), going 2-2 with 2.00 ERA. In 115.0 innings last year, he racked up 129 strike outs.
RHP Deck McGuire (0-2, 9.90) makes his third start of the season. The righty from Virginia allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits over five innings in a loss in his previous start against New Britain on April 13. He struck out five and did not walk a batter. McGuire was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round as the 11th overall pick in the 2010 draft out of Georgia Tech. Last year, his first pro season, he made 18 starts with Dunedin (High-A) before making three starts with New Hampshire to close the season.
Upcoming Games and Probable Starters
Thursday, April 19 v Portland 6:35 pm LHP Darin Gorski (1-0, 1.80) vs. RHP Billy Buckner (0-1, 6.30)
Friday, April 20 v Portland 7:05 pm RHP Greg Peavey (2-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Chris Balcom-Miller (1-1, 4.26)
Saturday, April 21 v Portland 1:05 pm LHP Mark Cohoon (0-2, 3.27) vs. RHP Chris Martin (0-2, 6.14)
Sunday, April 22 v Portland 1:05 pm RHP Collin McHugh (2-1, 2.16) vs. RHP Brock Huntzinger (0-3, 7.50)
|#45 Zack Wheeler — RHP|
|HEIGHT: 6-4||WEIGHT: 185||BATS: Right||THROWS: Right|
|BORN: 5/30/90 in Smyrna, GA||RESIDES:|
|ACQUIRED: Traded for Carlos Beltran and cash with San Francisco Giants, 7/28/11|
|10||Augusta (SF: Low-A)||3-3||3.99||21||13||0||0||0||58.2||47||27||26||0||7||38||70||13||2|
|11||San Jose (SF: High-A)||7-5||3.99||16||16||0||0||0||88.0||74||44||39||7||4||47||98||6||0|
|St. Lucie (High-A)||2-2||2.00||6||6||0||0||0||27.0||26||6||6||0||2||5||31||3||0|