The Mets have no plan in place to limit RHP Zack Wheeler's innings during the second half of the season, per Newsday's Marc Carig.
Wheeler, who missed the past two seasons after Tommy John Surgery, is currently on pace to pitch 140 innings this year. Manager Terry Collins said that the team may consider a limit in the future, but "nothing's been discussed."
The 27-year-old has gone through a rough stretch of late, owning a 9.58 ERA in his last six starts. However, Collins believes it is just fatigue.
"His velocity has come," Collins said. "We saw a great improvement in the command of his secondary pitches. Then, he went through that issue where I think he ran into a little fatigue and he lost the feel for the command of his secondary stuff. That's why it's important that we took a look at where he's at now."
Wheeler was supposed to pitch last Wednesday against the Nationals, but the game was rained out. The Mets could have skipped his next start, but Collins knew he needed to keep him in the rotation.
"We're trying to get back in the race," Collins said. "The development side has got to take a back seat right now. We need to get back in this race and that's by putting our best guys out there."
In his last start against the Phillies, Wheeler allowed two runs, both unearned, on two hits in 3.2 innings. He is scheduled to face RHP Adam Wainwright Saturday at Busch Stadium.