Zack Wheeler consistently worked himself out of trouble during the Mets' 8-4 win over the Nationals. The righty threw 101 pitches in 5.0 innings, allowing one run on seven hits while striking out three.
"We won those two series... any time you can win a series, it's big," Wheeler said. "Usually you win two out of three, three out of four. So, as long as you're winning games, I think you're headed in the right direction."
The Mets have now won their past two series, both against division rivals. However, the team still remains 4.5 games out in the Wild Card race.
"We still feel good about our chances, we got to battle, we got to win more games.... we got to go out there and play well and fundamental," Wheeler said.
As for the upcoming schedule, the Mets will start a three-game series with the Phillies on Friday night at Citi Field, and look to gain ground in the Wild Card standings.