Zack Wheeler pitches six shutout innings, earns win in Mets debut as team sweeps doubleheader

Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches in the

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Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches in the fifth inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves. (June 18, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Zack Wheeler's clothes were covered with Budweiser and Gatorade, the remnants of a much-deserved celebration.

In his big league debut, the 23-year-old lived up to all the hype and expectations, throwing six shutout innings to lead the Mets to a 6-1 win over the Braves.

"Once I settled down, just all my pitches, I was able to throw them for strikes," Wheeler said. "I was about to get...

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