Mets Player Performance Meter, Week 19: Pitchers

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 29: Starting pitcher Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets throws a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 29, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

If there's still a reason to tune in to Mets games right now — aside from the incredibly entertaining commentary of Gary, Keith, and Ron in a lost season — it's the pitching staff. While the 2012 season went off the rails in July, the team's starting pitchers provide hope for 2013 and beyond. And lately, even the bullpen has been good.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Manny Acosta, RHP He retired the only two batters he faced and did not give us cause to call him the Acostalypse.
Robert Carson, LHP Heeeeere's Robbie!
R.A. Dickey, RHP It appears to be Dickey vs. Cueto for the Cy Young, and we all know Dickey's the best.
Josh Edgin, LHP Good results, but Edgin's been a bit less of a strikeout machine lately.
Frank Francisco, RHP Possibly Frank Frank's best week of the season as he notched 5 K and issued just 1 BB in 2.2 innings.
Matt Harvey, RHP With another excellent outing, Harvey looks very good seven starts into his big league career. Calling him up when the Mets did was clearly the right move.
Jeremy Hefner, RHP He bounced back from a poor start with an excellent one: 8 IP, 7 K, 1 BB, 1 R.
Jon Niese, LHP He looke great in one start and a lot more like his pre-2012 self in another. Decent.
Bobby Parnell, RHP That'll do, Bobby.
Jon Rauch, RHP No strikeouts, no walks, no runs. Could he be worth retaining for 2013?
Ramon Ramirez, RHP What's the deal with the bullpen pitching well?
Chris Young, RHP 10.38 ERA is ugly, but you weren't really expecting him to dominate the Phillies in Philly like he did that one time, were you?

This week's player meter covers games between August 24 and 30.

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