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The Phillies announced that RHP Zack Wheeler recently underwent a right middle finger resection procedure.
Wheeler infamously ripped a fingernail on his pitching hand while putting on a pair of pants in September. This procedure isn't considered serious and Wheeler is expected to be at full health come spring training.
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out eight over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The loss drops him to to 4-2 on the season.
Wheeler has lost his final two starts of the season after going 4-0 through his first nine starts of the year. He finishes a strong first season in Philadelphia with a 2.92 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 53 strikeouts over 71 innings.
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Washington Nationals. The loss drops him to 4-1 on the season.
Wheeler is having an excellent first season in Philadelphia, and Monday was his first loss in 10 trips to the mound. He'll take a 2.67 ERA and 45 strikeouts over 64 innings into his last start of the season against the Rays. However, if the playoff picture is already settled by then, it's possible the Phillies decide to rest him for the playoffs.
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed three earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out two over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday.
Wheeler left with the lead on Wednesday but the Philadelphia bullpen quickly squandered it. While the strikeout numbers are down, Wheeler is now 4-0 with a 2.62 ERA on the season. He is set to take on the Nationals on the road in his next start.
Zack Wheeler's fingernail got caught on his jeans zipper last week forcing him to have his start delayed until it healed. Wheeler will face his old team, the Mets, and Jacob DeGrom as the Phillies battle for playoff seeding in the crowded National League playoff picture.
Wheeler has a 2.47 ERA with 36 strikeouts and eight non-intentional walks in 51 innings pitched for the Phillies this season. His 3.80 xFIP indicates he hasn't pitched as well as his numbers would indicate. He has a 6.5% HR/FB rate this season compared to 10.7% HR/FB career average. Owners may want to bench Wheeler for his start tomorrow against the red hot Mets to see if the injury has any lasting effects as his win potential is diminished by having to face DeGrom.