Phillies: Zack Wheeler’s Brother Shows Support after ASG

DENVER, COLORADO - JULY 12: Zack Wheeler #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies speaks to the media during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Coors Field on July 12, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - JULY 12: Zack Wheeler #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies speaks to the media during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Coors Field on July 12, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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By now, everyone knows that Philadelphia Phillies ace Zack Wheeler got the short end of the stick in this week’s All-Star Game.

When Mets star Jacob deGrom announced that he wouldn’t be participating in this year’s game, many presumed Wheeler would take his spot as the NL starter. Instead, NL squad manager Dave Roberts chose Nationals star Max Scherzer, for a variety of possible reasons.

Instead of getting to start, or even getting to pitch a full inning, Roberts didn’t call for Wheeler until the ninth inning, with two outs already on the board. Wheels struck out the only batter he faced on three straight pitches, but the damage was already done.

Plenty of players on the All-Star roster didn’t appear in the game at all, but few have had as excellent of a first half as Wheeler. He’s thrown more innings than any pitcher in MLB, has the third-most strikeouts, and his ERA is ranked fourth in the NL (fifth overall).

Many Phillies fans, fans of other teams with discerning eyes, and Phillies players took to Twitter to support Wheeler and criticize Roberts, most recently, Wheeler’s own brother, Jacob.

https://twitter.com/DigitalJacob/status/1415355864186343426?s=20

Jacob Wheeler had to give up sports due to a heart condition he’s had since childhood. He also used to pitch, and was a high school basketball star. He’s now a talented poet and artist.

The ace’s older brother also liked Zach Eflin‘s tweet supporting his rotation-mate:

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Wheeler also liked numerous tweets in support of his pitcher brother, as well as ones that criticized Roberts, who isn’t exactly known for his great pitching decisions. Here are just a few of his faves:

He even liked one of our tweets!

Now that the All-Star Game is over, Phillies fans can look ahead. The Dodgers come to town on August 10, and you can bet Phillies fans will make their opinions about his All-Star management known.

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