It's Harvey Time for the last time in 2012 tonight.
There's no doubt that the Mets' struggles over the last several weeks can be blamed almost entirely on a decreasingly productive lineup. The team's pitchers have, for the most part, played well during the Mets' fall from relevancy. If there's a reason to be optimistic about the team's future, it is the starting rotation.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Manny Acosta, RHP||The Acostalypse continues to shine in the second half. He's now rocking a 1.93 ERA with 18 K and 7 BB in 18.2 innings since he rejoined the Mets on July 24.|
|Robert Carson, LHP||It's tough to get by as a relief pitcher without many strikeouts, but Carson managed a 3.38 ERA for the week and bailed Harvey out of one hell of a jam in the sixth inning of his start.|
|R.A. Dickey, RHP||Dickey wasn't exactly lights out in two starts, but he still put up a 3.21 ERA and has a great shot at the Cy Young Award.|
|Josh Edgin, LHP||He's got an Edgin.|
|Jeurys Familia, RHP||3 K and 0 BB in 3 innings. Fantastic Familia?|
|Frank Francisco, RHP||After a couple of weeks in which he looked like a capable relief pitcher, Francisco went back to his early-2012 self and allowed 2 runs in 2 innings. He is easily Sandy Alderson's biggest free agent mistake to date.|
|Justin Hampson, LHP||The left-handed reliever recorded three outs over two appearances but allowed a run in the process.|
|Matt Harvey, RHP||Coming off a bad start, Harvey struck out 10 in just 5 innings and allowed just 1 run thanks to Robert Carson's aforementioned bailout in the sixth inning after Harvey loaded the bases with nobody out.|
|Jeremy Hefner, RHP||Hefner pitched an inning. I swear! And he gave up a run in that inning.|
|Collin McHugh, RHP||In a start and a relief appearance, McHugh allowed 6 runs — 3 earned — in 4.2 innings. He now has a reasonable 4.02 ERA in 15.2 big league innings.|
|Jenrry Mejia, RHP||The Mets gave Mejia a start, and it went just about as poorly as possible: 3 IP, 5 ER, 0 K, 5 BB, and 6 H.|
|Jon Niese, LHP||It sure looks like Niese will finish the season strong for the first time in his career. He has now thrown at least 6 innings in 18 straight starts.|
|Bobby Parnell, RHP||No runs were charged to parnell in his limited work, but you'd like to see him be much more dominant than he has been.|
|Elvin Ramirez, RHP||Hello, astronomical strikeout and walk rates!|
|Ramon Ramirez, RHP||A non-awful week from Ramirez. Huzzah!|
|Jon Rauch, RHP||Though he wasn't perfect, Rauch looked mostly good again this week.|
|Chris Young, RHP||Young being Young: 6.2 innings, 3 runs, all of which scored via solo home runs.|
This week's player meter covers games between September 10 and 17.