Poverty Franchise: New York Mets wouldn’t let Zack Wheeler attend games, told him to buy his own tickets during 2015 playoff run
The New York Mets got smoked last night in the first game of their Wild Card series matchup against the San Diego Padres.
Last night was yet another example of how the Mets, no matter what they achieve during the regular season, never are able to put it together in October when it really means something.
I will say that I absolutely love this Mets fan and watching him completely lose his mind after last nights game.
Anyways, San Diego torched Max Scherzer, hitting four home runs to lead the Padres over the Mets. Yu Darvish silenced New York’s offense and now, they will fight to stay alive today, sending an injured Jacob deGrom to the mound in Game 2 against Blake Snell.
The game was a total disaster but as we all know here in Philadelphia, the biggest disaster from yesterday’s opening Wild Card games was the St. Louis Cardinals coughing up SIX runs in the 9th inning to drop game one to the Fightins.
Zack Wheeler was stellar, tossing 6.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits, and a walk while striking out four.
Zack Wheeler: 6.1 IP | 2 H | 0 ER | 1 BB | 4 K
Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Alex Coffey wrote an article about Zack Wheeler after yesterday’s game, and added a pretty interesting tidbit about the Phillies’ ace when he was with the New York Mets.
When the Mets made the World Series against eventual champion Kansas City in 2015, Wheeler, who was recovering from Tommy John surgery at the time, asked the team if he could attend the games in person. His request was denied. He asked if he could sit in the stands. He was told he’d have to pay for his own tickets. So, he stayed home, in Atlanta, watching the Mets’ postseason run from his living-room couch.
I mean that is one hell of a story right there. The Mets wouldn’t let Wheeler sit in the dugout with the team and on top of that, told him to buy his own tickets if he wanted to attended? Seriously?
I would say I’m surprised, but since we’re talking about the New York Mets, this story is pretty typical.
Luckily for Wheeler, Aaron Nola is on the mound tonight looking to send the Phillies to the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves, while the Mets are fighting to stay alive against San Diego.
If I was a betting man, I would count on the Mets sitting at home on their couches while Wheeler and the Phillies advance to the next round.