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Wheeler calls talk of hitting Pence on purpose 'just dumb'

Zack Wheeler delivers a pitch during a spring

(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told KNBR radio he thought that Zack Wheeler’s plunking of Hunter Pence on Sunday appeared to be a “cheap shot.” But the Mets righthander called the notion of any intent behind the pitch “just dumb.”“They were up 3-2 in the third and I obviously didn't have my stuff,” Wheeler told Newsday. “That's the last thing I would want to do is hit him right there and put him on...

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