Mets Player Performance Meter, Week 16

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Things haven't been so easy for the Mets since we last checked in with a player meter. After completing their four-game sweep of the Reds in Cincinnati, they dropped two of three to the lowly Nationals over the weekend and then lost their next two games at home against the Marlins in brutal fashion. They're now back to .500 for the three-hundreth time this year and still pretty far behind the Braves for the wild card. If there is to be any hope of staying in that race, the Mets probably have to sweep the Braves this weekend at Citi Field.

All stats below run from July 28 through August 2.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Manny Acosta, RP If you're keeping score at home, that's three straight good reviews for the Acostalypse. Plenty of strikeouts this week and no walks led to a nice 2.08 ERA.
Jason Bay, LF With an opposite-field home run at Citi Field included, Bay put up a 1.176 OPS over the past few games, easily among his most productive weeks of the year.
Pedro Beato, RP Beato continues to struggle. He didn't get rocked this time around but didn't look all that great, either.
Tim Byrdak, RP He came in twice and got one out in total. Since it was a strikeout, let's call it a good week.
Chris Capuano, SP The only member of the rotation to get two starts over this span, Capuano struggled to the tune of a 6.35 ERA. Walks + Home Runs = Bad.
D.J. Carrasco, RP It was only two innings of work, but Carrasco struck out three. More importantly, he wasn't awful.
R.A. Dickey, SP Dickey's start was neither good nor bad but gave the Mets a perfectly good chance to win the game.
Lucas Duda It was mostly a down week for Duda, but he hit another home run, something that we'll hopefully see much more of in the future.
Dillon Gee, SP Things could have gone worse in his lone start than they did. Gee walked four batters in 6.2 innings but managed to allow only three runs, two of which were earned.
Scott Hairston, OF Hairston's pair of home runs provided all of the Mets' offense on Sunday, and he continues to be an excellent player off the bench.
Willie Harris, OF He probably shouldn't have gotten nine at-bats, and he struck out in four of them while picking up only one single.
Ryota Igarashi, RP That he's been anything more than an awful relief pitcher has been a pleasant surprise.
Jason Isringhausen, RP Izzy got shelled on back-to-back nights. His 13.50 ERA on the week is mostly a result of Mike Stanton's laser beam grand slam.
Daniel Murphy, 1B Murphy got on base at a .375 clip, but his only hits were singles.
Mike Nickeas
He went 0-for-3 in his start.
Jonathon Niese, SP It wasn't Niese's best start of the year by any means, but he struck out six and walked no one in 5.1 innings of work.
Angel Pagan, CF A few more weeks like this, and Sandy Alderson might have to consider his options for center field in 2012.
Bobby Parnell, RP Four strikeouts and no walks is good process, but he still wound up giving up more runs than the number of innings he pitched.
Ronny Paulino, C He only got to the plate nine times, but he mashed while he was up there.
Mike Pelfrey, SP He got one start at home, where he's gotten much better results this season, and was decent.
Jason Pridie, CF Dude barely played this week.
Jose Reyes, SS For the first time in a long time, Reyes looked human.
Josh Thole, C Kind of a typical week for Thole, who got a bit omre time at the plate than Paulino, resulting in a .273/.429/.273 line.
Justin Turner, 2B After a fairly strong few weeks, this one was a stinker, with a .174 average and no walks. Just one of those hits went for extra bases.
David Wright, 3B Although he was just a singles hitter, Wright still produced a .748 OPS.
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