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Zack Wheeler Clicked on all Cylinders in Dominating Performance


Zack Wheeler (7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 11 K) earned the win in his 100th career start. He tied his season-high with 7.0 innings (also, April 17 at Philly). Wheeler owns a 2.32 ERA (24 earned runs/93.0 innings) over his last 14 home starts dating to May 22, 2018.

Wheeler bashed his first career home run in the fourth inning. He also drove in two runs in the second inning with a double to right. It was his first double since July 29, 2018 at Pittsburgh and the sixth of his career. The three RBI are a career high.

Wheeler finished the game with 11 strikeouts, the fifth double-digit strikeout game of his career and first since August 20, 2018 vs. San Francisco. He struck out nine of the first 13 batters he faced, including seven in a row. He threw his third consecutive quality start and eighth of his last 11 games, dating to August 20, 2018 vs. San Francisco. He has not allowed more than three runs in any of his seven previous home starts vs. Philly and has gone 16 consecutive starts allowing no more than six hits, the longest streak of his career.

Wheeler Is 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA (10 earned runs/38.1 innings) in seven starts at home against Philadelphia. He struck out seven consecutive Phillies from the second inning to the fourth inning. That is the tied for the fourth-longest single-game strikeout streak in team history, according to Elias.

Wheeler became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to hit a home run and strikeout 10 or more batters in a game. He joins Jacob deGrom (April 2, 2019 at Miami), Shawn Estes (June 15, 2002 vs. Yankees), Sid Fernandez (September 21, 1989 at St. Louis) and Tom Seaver (May 29, 1973 at San Francisco). Wheeler recorded two extra-base hits in the game. This marked the 11th time in franchise history that a pitcher collected two or more extra-base hits in a game. The last time was May 11, 2016 when Noah Syndergaard hit two home runs at Dodger Stadium. It is only the third time it has happened during a homegame, also by Sid Fernandez on July 11, 1986 vs. Atlanta (two doubles) and by Gerry Arrigo in game one of a doubleheader on July 17, 1966 vs. Houston (two doubles).

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