Wheeler, Flores see Futures

July, 8, 2012
7/08/12
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Peter G. Aiken/US Presswire
Wilmer Flores started at third base and went 0-for-2 for the World team.


Wilmer Flores started at third base for the World team and went 0-for-2 while right-hander Zack Wheeler retired both batters he faced in the Futures Game on Sunday in Kansas City.

Wheeler's U.S. team won in a 17-5 rout.

After entering with two outs in the eighth, Wheeler coaxed a flyout to center field from Indians prospect Jesus Aguilar. He then retired the Twins' Oswaldo Arcia on a groundout to third base to open the following frame before departing. Wheeler threw only seven pitches.

Flores and Wheeler are expected to rejoin Double-A Binghamton, although Sandy Alderson indicated Wheeler should move quickly to Triple-A Buffalo -- perhaps after two more starts.

Both players were competing in their second Futures Game.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
14 4.02 143 190
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .295
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 83
RD. Murphy 75
OPSL. Duda .827
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173