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.