(ATLANTA) — If Tuesday was any indication, the future seems pretty bright for the New York Mets.
Matt Harvey took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Zack Wheeler dazzled in his first MLB start and the Mets took both games of a day/night doubleheader from the Atlanta Braves.
“I hope people saw this,” said manager Terry Collins, no doubt referring to New York’s long-suffering NL fans. “Certainly they’re going to enjoy watching these two guys for a long time. They’re going to be around.”
Harvey struck out a career-high 13 batters on the way to his first victory since May 17 as the Mets edged the Braves 4-3. Bobby Parnell closed the game out for his 10th save of the season.
Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings in the nightcap to complete the sweep. The Mets won that game 6-1.
“I had some jitters going at first,” said Wheeler after the game. “Then I settled down a little bit, probably the fourth or fifth inning I think it was, found a rhythm, settled down, and I was able to throw all my pitches for strikes.”
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Jill Martin, CNN