Mets RHP Zack Wheeler is giving some credit to Mets ace Jacob deGrom for helping him find success during what has been a bounce-back season thus far.
Per SNY's Steve Gelbs, Wheeler said after Saturday's game that he has watched Jacob deGrom's bullpen sessions this season, and in the process he has gathered key takeaways and altered his routine.
DeGrom has been able to pinpoint his fastballs to the glove side, something Wheeler had difficulties with in the past. But after making adjustments, Wheeler now utilizes that pitch.
Wheeler pitched a season-high 7 2/3 innings against the Nationals on Saturday. He dominated the Nationals for the first five innings, but allowed runs in the sixth and eighth innings and finished with four earned runs.
Wheeler has consistently been able to last longer in games as of late. He has pitched least six innings in 11 of his last 14 starts this season. In his last seven stasrts at home, he has a 2.78 ERA.
Wheeler has a 4.44 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 107 1/3 innings this season for the Mets.