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Mets P Zach Wheeler doused with beer by teammates after sparkling debut (video)

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An unfamiliar feeling of hope for the future resonated all around the New York Mets at Turner Field on Tuesday after two young, hard-throwing arms in the team’s starting rotation came out with brilliant pitching performances in a doubleheader sweep of the Atlanta Braves.

First up was Matt Harvey, who had yet another brilliant performance on the mound, striking out 13 Braves batters over 7 innings, surrendering three hits and three runs in a 4-3 win.

Next up was Zach Wheeler, who was making his major league debut. And while Wheeler’s stat line wasn’t as gaudy as Harvey’s (6 innings, 7 strikeouts, but 5 walks), the young pitcher didn’t give up any runs in a sterling, first-time pitching performance, setting up the Mets for a 6-1 win.

Following the game, Wheeler’s Mets teammates decided to welcome the rookie to the big leagues with a beer baptism.

Via Vine:

Could things finally be looking up for the Mets? With those two power arms in the rotation, anything’s possible.

[H/T for video: Diehardsport]

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