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Hot Wheels! Righty sharp as Mets blank Nats

Zack Wheeler had the nickname Wheels on the back of his special Players’ Weekend jersey. It fit considering his last name and the fact that he had been rolling, carrying the second six-game winning streak of his career into Saturday’s start against the Nationals at Citi Field.

“He’s more confident than he’s ever been,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said before Wheeler made it a career-high seven straight wins, claiming a 3-0 victory, New York’s second in a row by that score against Washington. “He’s obviously executing pitches better than he ever has.”

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