Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 11 — Dillon Gee is on a roll, Matt Harvey is still the best

Jim McIsaac

Even though the team went 2-4 over the past week, the Mets' pitching staff was mostly excellent.

There is no doubt that starting pitching is the strength of the 2013 Mets. That might not sound like much, but the team's starting pitchers have a 3.57 FIP, which ranks third in Major League Baseball. And with Zack Wheeler making his big league debut tomorrow, the rotation just might get even better.

The Mets' bullpen has still been a major liability. There's been no shortage of roster moves there over the last few weeks, though, and perhaps there's a brighter future ahead. Robert Carson's 18 innings—during which he compiled an 8.50 ERA and 9.39 FIP—still account for 8.5 percent of the team's bullpen work this year.

This week's player meter covers the Mets' six games between June 10 and June 16.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
David Aardsma, RHP With 5 K and 0 BB in 3.2 innings this week, he's off to a good start as a Met.
Scott Atchison, RHP Although he's still on the disabled list, Atchison might be back as soon as tomorrow.
Greg Burke, RHP It was a week of mixed results for Burke, but he found himself in Vegas because the Mets needed to clear a roster spot for
Josh Edgin, LHP -- Although he wasn't charged with a run, Edgin was just decent in three appearances. But hey, decent is better than what he had been before his stint in the minor leagues.
Dillon Gee, RHP He's on quite a roll, and his 6.2-inning, 7 K, 2 BB start against St. Louis was his third straight great outing.
Matt Harvey, RHP Just another excellent start for Harvey, who gave up just one run against the very good Cardinals in 7 innings of work.
LaTroy Hawkins, RHP He barely pitched, but he allowed 3 baserunners in 1.2 innings.
Jeremy Hefner, RHP Hefner gave up 9 runs in 11 innings in a pair of starts, but 7 of the runs were unearned. Many of those baserunners reached base without the help of errors, though, so they can't be completely written off.
Brandon Lyon, RHP It was a bad week for the otherwise effective relief pitcher.
Shaun Marcum, RHP Before his brutal start this week, Marcum had put together a stretch of 5 starts with a 3.41 ERA. Terry Collins says there's a chance that Marcum will lose his spot in the rotation to make room for Zack Wheeler, but I'll believe it when I see it.
Jon Niese, LHP The results have been better lately for Niese, but his walk rate is still far higher than it should be. He walked 4 in 5.2 innings on Saturday.
Bobby Parnell, RHP He only made a pair of appearances but didn't allow a run in them despite not striking anyone out.
Scott Rice, LHP It's been a very tough go of it for Rice over the past few weeks. Perhaps he needs a little rest.
Carlos Torres, RHP -- Promoted from Las Vegas so the Mets wouldn't lose him to an opt-out clause in his minor league contract, Torres threw a pair of scoreless innings yesterday to keep the Mets in the game.
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