FIRST PITCH: Tuesday can't get here fast enough for the Mets.
On the day it was made official that top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler will debut Tuesday as part of a doubleheader that will also feature Matt Harvey, the Mets lost for the ninth time in 11 games, this time falling to the lowly Cubs, 6-3, on Friday night at Citi Field. They are now a season-worst 14 games under .500.
Saturday's news reports:
• Wheeler will debut Tuesday during the doubleheader against Atlanta, with Harvey lined up to start the afternoon contest. Wheeler will join the team Monday. Read more in the Daily News, Post and Newsday.
• The Mets signed 11 draft picks. Fourth-round pick L.J. Mazzilli will be playing for the Brooklyn Cyclones.
• Rafael Montero might not debut this year due to an innings cap.
BIRTHDAYS: Hall of Fame third baseman Wade Boggs turns 55.
TWEET OF THE DAY:
Thanks everybody for the support along this road to the show. It's an honor to be called up by the @Mets Big thanks to my family and friends
— Zack wheeler (@Wheelerpro45) June 15, 2013
YOU'RE UP: Should Marcum be worried about his spot being in jeopardy with Wheeler's impending arrival?