Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler likes where the organization is headed after winning four of their last six.

The New York Mets completed a series win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday with an 8-4 victory in D.C. It was the team’s second-straight series victory, as the Mets previously took two out of three in Philadelphia.

Zack Wheeler got the win for the Mets in the series finale against the Nats, pitching five innings and allowing seven hits and one earned run. Additionally, he struck out three batters and walked two. After the game, Wheeler addressed the team’s successful road trip (with the exception of Tuesday night’s ninth-inning blunder).

“We won those two series… anytime you can win a series it’s big,” Wheeler said, per Colin Martin of SNY. “Usually you win two out of three, three out of four. So, as long as you’re winning games, I think you’re headed in the right direction.”

“We still feel good about our chances, we got to battle, we got to win more games…. we got to go out there and play well and fundamental,” he said.

With this road trip over, the Mets will have a tough stretch of games back at Citi Field. They’ll begin a three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, followed by a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks after that. To close out the homestand, they’ll have a three-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Mets can’t afford many losses during this stretch of home games, as they find themselves 4.5 games back in the National League Wild Card race with 23 games to play.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.