““What happens is, that they build you up just to bring you down. They never get it. Unfortunately, that’s people who never played the game. You really can’t control what people write or say.” … “Do you want to go out there and help the team win, or do you think it’s your own show? It’s going to be a little bit harder if you go out there trying to exceed expectations, because a lot of times expectations aren’t — they aren’t real.” - Stephen Strasburg.”
This morning’s NY back pages reflect excitement Zack Wheeler brings to Mets
Over dinner the previous night, Wright said [Zack] Wheeler insisted that he wasn’t nervous. But in the first, when Wright said Wheeler was “spraying the ball everywhere,” the Mets captain decided it was time for a visit just to ease the tension.
Said Wright: “I told him he was a liar and that he looked nervous.”
The crack drew a smile from the pitcher. “It calmed me down a little bit,” Wheeler said.
Yesterday SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt chatted with Zack Wheeler about his first Major League start for the New York Mets, and teaming up with Matt Harvey.