How'd Frank Frank do this week?
Another week, another couple of sweeps involving the Mets. They lost three straight to the Reds over the weekend, but rebounded to take a trio of games from the Orioles. The bullpen was a little bitter than usual, and R.A. Dickey continues to be the best pitcher on the planet. On to the ratings!
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Miguel Batista, RHP||Batista allowed just one hit and walk in 2.2 innings of relief work.|
|Tim Byrdak, LHP||Byrdak recorded just one out, but it was a strikeout. Strikeouts are good.|
|R.A. Dickey, RHP||Just another complete-game one-hitter from Dickey, this time with 13 K. He now has 103 K and just 21 BB on the season.|
|Frank Francisco, RHP||Francisco only got into one save situation, walking in a run last night before ultimately escaping the mess he created.|
|Dillon Gee, RHP||In 13.1 innings spanning two starts, Gee had 13 K and 3 BB as he continues to look like a much better pitcher than he was last year. Home runs remain a weakness, however, as he served up three.|
|Jeremy Hefner, RHP||Last week, Hefner didn't have an appearance, and this week, he only had a one-inning outing in which he gave up three hits and a pair of runs.|
|Jon Niese, LHP||Against the Reds' lineup, Niese notched 7 K and only issued 1 BB in 7 innings, but he gave up 4 ER in the process.|
|Bobby Parnell, RHP||Captain Fastball had just 1 K in 1.2 innings but looked very good throughout.|
|Elvin Ramirez, RHP||Ramirez has yet to produce results like he did in Buffalo, but he wasn't awful this week.|
|Ramon Ramirez, RHP||Ramirez is with High-A St. Lucie making rehab appearances as he recovers from a strained hamstring suffered during the post-no-hitter celebratory dogpile.|
|Jon Rauch, RHP||For a guy who looked destined for a long-term stint on the disabled list a couple weeks ago, Rauch has pitched very well of late.|
|Johan Santana, LHP||After a couple of rough starts, Santana looked like himself again in his outing against the Orioles on Tuesday night with six scoreless.|
|Chris Young, RHP||Young may not be a dominant pitcher, but he managed seven strong innings against the Reds. He now has a 3.06 ERA and 3.00 FIP since his return but has yet to surrender a home run.|