He allowed four hits and five walks, but gave up only one run.
"It happens every once in a while," Wheeler said of getting a no-decision, after his team squandered a two-run lead. "I fell into a little groove the more I went into the game. My command was there a little more. I just felt comfortable."
I overreact when he has a bad start, which is unfair. He's too talented, and too young, to judge on a game-by-game basis, yet I do it anyway. I'll say this, though: my big concern - after his awful outing against Oakland - was a) how he'd rebound from it, and b) is he capable of fighting through a game when he doesn't have his best 'stuff.'
Last night, he didn't have his best 'stuff,' again. However, unlike against the A's, despite an inconsistent delivery and a lack of command, he pushed through it. He got ground balls when he needed them, he moved guys off the plate and created space where he needed it. This is a good sign.