After dropping the series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks at home on Friday, the Mets rattled off five wins in a row. The team is 18-13, just half-a-game behind the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves in the National League East.
Over the six-game stretch, the Mets allowed 3.5 runs per game, which is not too bad considering their less-than-stellar defense. The Mets' 3.85 FIP ranks 13th in the National League. Any stats mentioned below run from May 4 through May 9.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Manny Acosta, RP||Acosta finally looked like the very good relief pitcher he has been over the past couple of years with the Mets.|
|Miguel Batista, SP||The Mets are going to have to continue scoring plenty of runs in Batista's starts if they want to win.|
|Tim Byrdak, RP||Byrdak's outings are almost always brief. He had 5 this week spanning 1.2 innings with 2K , 1 BB, and 1 run allowed.|
|D.J. Carrasco, RP||Carrasco just rejoined the club but allowed a pair of hits and a run last night with the Mets well ahead of the Phillies.|
|R.A. Dickey, SP||He very nearly threw a complete game and allowed just one run in an excellent start against Arizona.|
|Frank Francisco, RP||Francisco looked a lot more like his early-April self this week.|
|Dillon Gee, SP||Gee's numbers in two starts this week look an awful lot like his season totals: 4.63 ERA but 7.7 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9. There was plenty of reason to doubt Gee coming into the season, but he looks much better than he did last year.|
|Jon Niese, SP||For the second straight start, Niese didn't look so great. With 4 BB in 5 IP, he was lucky to allow just two runs.|
|Bobby Parnell, RP||Just one strikeout in 3.2 innings of work, but the run he allowed was unearned, for what it's worth.|
|Ramon Ramirez, RP||Hooray for strikeouts! Non-hooray for walks.|
|Jon Rauch, RP||Another down week for Rauch as he yielded 6 hits and 2 runs in 2.2 innings of work.|
|Johan Santana, SP||Santana has set the bar very high for himself this year, but 3 runs in 7 innings on 5 K and 1 BB is not too shabby.|