Five weeks ago, the Mets' pitching staff ranked third in baseball in ERA and fourth in FIP. That was, of course, at the end of the first week of the season, and it seemed a little too good to be true. Since then, they've come plummeting down to earth.
Now, the staff as a whole has a 4.45 ERA, which ranks 26th, and a 4.13 FIP, which ranks 22nd. The gap between ERA and FIP has been there all along, and given the team's lack of defensive prowess, it won't be a surprise if the it remains over the rest of the season.
This week's player meter covers the team's games between May 6 and May 12.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Scott Atchison, RHP||He's been overworked lately, as he pitched on a day that he was unavailable, but he wasn't all that good in 3 appearances, either.|
|Robert Carson. LHP||The Mets haven't hesitated to give Carson opportunities at baseball's highest level, and he was actually pretty good this week.|
|Jeurys Familia, RHP||He gave up a home run and a walk in his only appearance before hitting the disabled list with bieceps tendinitis.|
|Dillon Gee, RHP||Having allowed 1 run in 5 innings in his start, Gee would have received the green arrow if he hadn't left the bases loaded with nobody out for Brandon Lyon in the sixth inning. He owes that guy a beer.|
|Matt Harvey, RHP||Sure, he looked human yesterday, but he wasn't bad. And he damn near threw a perfect game in his first start of the week. Harvey the best.|
|LaTroy Hawkins, RHP||With 5 K and 0 BB in 4 IP, Hawkins still gave up 6 hits and 2 runs.|
|Jeremy Hefner, RHP||At least he pitched six innings.|
|Brandon Lyon, RHP||He bailed out Gee and didn't do anything too awful in his only other appearance.|
|Shaun Marcum, RHP||Terrible.|
|Jon Niese, LHP||Really terrible.|
|Bobby Parnell, RHP||Yes, he allowed an inherited runner to score the game-winning run yesterday, but he fared well over the course of the week.|
|Scott Rice, LHP||With 2 K, 4 BB, and a 7.71 ERA, it wasn't Rice's finest week.|