"I haven't seen him pitch yet," Bochy said before the game. "I've seen video. He was in A-ball when that trade was made so I haven't seen him."
Wheeler entered the game with a 2-1 record and 4.29 ERA in four starts with the Mets this season.
"He's got a power arm," Bochy said. "It's a real good, live arm. A lot of life in it. It's one of the fastballs that looks like it has another gear on its way to home."
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