The Mets have extended their winning streak to seven games after sweeping the White Sox in a 4-0 victory on Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Thursday's game...
1) It all but seemed like Zack Wheeler would be on a different team after Wednesday's trade deadline expired. Instead, he stayed in New York, and pitched a gem to prove it was the right move. The righty went seven innings, allowing four scattered hits and no runs while striking out seven and walking none. This resembled the second-half Wheeler Mets adored last season. Maybe with the trade deadline pressure gone, he can replicate that.
2) Robinson Cano had himself a day at the plate. He launched an opposite field homer to get the Mets on the board first. Then, he added a nice RBI double in the Mets' three-run sixth inning. Overall, he went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
3) The "Buffalo" also had a solid day hitting. Wilson Ramos went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the sixth.
4) While Jeff McNeil went 1-for-3 with a run scored, it was his play in the field that may see him on Sportcenter's Top 10 tonight. Racing toward the right field line, McNeil caught a ball just before jumping into the netting for a sweet out.
5) Luis Avilan and Jeurys Familia kept the shutout alive as they finished out the game without allowing a hit.
The Mets travel to Pittsburgh to face the Pirates on Friday at 7:05 p.m. It will be Steven Matz and Trevor Williams on the mound to begin the three-game series.