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

Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches in the

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) Photo 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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