Mets Player Performance Meter, Week 8

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Since we checked in last Thursday, the Mets have had a rough go of it. They entered play that cold afternoon in Chicago two games under .500, lost, and then came home to drop two very winnable games to the Phillies before winning the series finale and splitting a wacky four-game series with the Pirates. At 26-30, they're only a game ahead of the last-place Nationals, but treading water in the absence of Ike Davis and David Wright is still not the worst thing they could do.

The stats below are from May 26 through June 2.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Jason Bay, LF Just another brutal week for Bay. There aren't many signs that he'll get any better.
Pedro Beato, RP Allowing 9 Hits, 4 Walks, and only striking out 3 resulted in a 13.50 ERA on the week. Hopefully this is a rough patch and not a new trend.
Carlos Beltran, RF What else but another week of production from Beltran? His three-run bomb and laser of a double yesterday were just two more examples of his excellence.
Taylor Buchholz, RP Well he's on the DL with shoulder fatigue, but that came after allowing 3 runs in 2 IP.
Tim Byrdak, RP 6 K and 0 BB in two innings of work makes up for allowing one run. He's been better than I thought he could be this year.
Chris Capuano, SP Capuano threw two great games against the Phillies and Pirates. He was removed early by his manager in the former game and forced out of the latter game thanks to the worst luck ever. This was the pitcher I had hoped the Mets would sign.
Ike Davis, 1B The news that Ike will be in a boot for three weeks before even trying anything that might lead to his return is just not good news. Good thing Murphy's hitting.
R.A. Dickey, SP Even though a bum right foot forced him from his first start early, Dickey put together one of his best weeks of the year.
Nick Evans, 1B The good: the Mets gave him 11 plate appearances. The bad: he didn't get a hit.
Dillon Gee, SP Just one start this week for Gee, but it was a very good one. Maybe he is for real.
Scott Hairston, OF 2-for-4 with a double on the week. That's better than his usual week.
Willie Harris, OF .091/.091/.091, and even an outfielder should know not to try to tag the runner on a force play at third base.
Jason Isringhausen, RP He wasn't exactly awful, but 3 runs in 3.2 innings wasn't great, either.
Fernando Martinez He struck out once before returning to Buffalo.
Pat Misch 1 inning, 3 runs, 1 ticket to Buffalo.
Daniel Murphy, 1B As they used to say when Sportscenter was good, simply en fuego. .517/.533/.586 is just silly.
Jonathon Niese, SP Looked very good against the Phillies despite walking four. After a rough start to the year, his ERA is down to 3.92 and looks sustainable.
Mike O'Connor, RP He pitched twice, didn't record an out, and allowed a pair of runs. Unsurprisingly, he's back in Buffalo now.
Angel Pagan, CF Pagan's return gave the Mets an immediate boost in the lineup. Looks like his pre-injury struggles are a thing of the past.
Bobby Parnell, RP 2 strikeouts in 1.2 innings is good. 2 walks during that time is bad. I still see Parnell has a long-term member of this bullpen.
Ronny Paulino Had a few hits this week, all of which were singles. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt so long as he's being misused to face RHP.
Mike Pelfrey, SP The results against Philly were great. Against Pittsburgh, not so much.
Jason Pridie, CF Only 9 trips to the plate but an .833 OPS works. He also gunned down Jimmy Rollins at second base to end a Philly rally.
Jose Reyes, SS 24 PAs of 1.360 OPS baseball, and 2-for-2 in SB. Jose, Jose, Jose, Jose...
Francisco Rodriguez, RP Of course his worst game of the year came against the Phillies, but he was pretty good outside of that appearance.
Ruben Tejada, 2B Yes, all of his hits this week were singles, but at least they almost all came with men on base.
Dale Thayer Didn't allowed an earned run in 3 IP, and while he didn't strike anyone out, he didn't walk anyone either. Bonus points for the mustache.
Josh Thole, C Very encouraging week for Thole, whose start was very slow and had many doubting his success last year. .357/.471/.500 should get him some more playing time this week.
Justin Turner, 2B Another strong week for MLB's Rookie of the Month of May. His .790 OPS on the week brings him to .814 on the year.
David Wright, 3B Still on the DL without much in the way of news.
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