Apr 14

With expected start, Zack Wheeler aligns Mets’ long-awaited rotation

The New York Mets have waited years for this rotation.

Zack Wheeler will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to start Wednesday against the Miami Marlins, finally aligning the five-man rotation New York has hoped to use for years.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway announced the right-hander’s upcoming start Sunday. It will mark the first time Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Matt Harvey and Wheeler make a rotation turn together. New York fans have hoped to see that five-man group since Matz debuted in 2015, but the pitchers have never been healthy and effective at the same time.

Irving has not played since March 11. Rozier started at point guard on Sunday, the 11th time in 12 games he had been in the starting lineup after coming off the bench for all but three of the previous 67 games.

Prince scored 10 in the first quarter and had eight points and four rebounds in the fourth. … Boston’s Semi Ojeleye had a career-high 13 points. … The Hawks’ 13 turnovers led to 15 Boston points, but the Celtics’ 12 turnovers led to 24 Atlanta points.

Any time you’ve got a great leader like Wade Phillips, McVay explained, he’s coached these types of guys as far as the great players, and he has been able to figure out how we can mesh and mold and make us feel confident to make these moves. And to Les and Tony (Pastoors)’s credit, they’ve been able to get these deals done.

The Mariners got the jump in the rare duel of West Coast rivals, using a four-run first inning to build a 6-4 victory in the Giants’ home opener Tuesday.

More of a pitchers’ duel can be expected Wednesday as neither Hernandez nor Cueto allowed a run in their first starts of the season.

Hernandez (1-0, 0.00) got the call on Opening Day for Seattle and shut out the Cleveland Indians on two hits over 5 1/3 innings in a 2-1 win. He walked two and struck out four.buccaneers_016

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