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ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 18: Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets pitches during game two of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 18, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Joe DiglioCorrespondent IJune 18, 2013

The New York Mets (27-40) won 6-1 tonight, taking both games of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves (42-30).

The Mets called up Zack Wheeler (1-0) to make his major league debut. He threw 55 strikes on 102 pitches in six innings, with four hits, five walks and seven strikeouts. Most importantly though, he didn't allow a run. Paul Maholm (7-6) took the loss for the Braves, allowing two runs in seven innings pitched.

The two runs came in one swing, a two-run homer off the bat of Anthony Recker in the top of the seventh. After the Mets took Wheeler out, the Braves got one run back in the bottom half of the inning off a sacrifice fly by Justin Upton.

However the Mets broke the game open with a four-run eighth inning, thanks to errors from Anthony Varvano and B.J. Upton as well as clutch singles from Juan Lagares and Omar Quintanilla.

Mets fans can be excited for what the future holds, as Zack Wheeler's career is off to a good start.

The series continues Wednesday at Turner Field as the Mets play the Braves in game four of a five game series.

 

Mets win 6-1

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