Wheeler wins MLB debut as Mets take two from Braves
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The New York Mets relied on their top two pitching prospects to sweep Tuesday's day-night doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
The Mets claimed a 4-3 victory in the first game thanks to Matt Harvey, who took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning. He was charged with three runs on three hits while striking out 13 over seven-plus innings of work.
New York handed the ball to Zach Wheeler (1-0) in the second game. The Mets' top pitching prospect -- and northeast Georgia native -- allowed four hits over six scoreless innings to win his MLB debut. Wheeler, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft by the San Francisco Giants, fanned seven and walked five to help give the Mets a 6-1 victory.
Anthony Recker hit a two-run homer for New York, which had 14 hits. Omar Quintanilla added two RBI and Juan Lagares knocked in a run.
Justin Upton drove in the lone run for the Braves, who went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position.
Atlanta starter Paul Maholm (7-6) gave up two runs on nine hits while striking out seven over seven innings.
06/18 22:47:25 ET