Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 13

Mike Stobe

It was mostly a good week for the Mets' pitching staff.

The Mets' starting rotation remains the team's strength, and four of the five starters in the rotation this week were very good. Thanks to a blowout yesterday, though, the Mets offered up a position player to pitch the ninth inning, a novelty worth remembering in an otherwise forgettable game. For the season, the Mets' 4.07 ERA ranks 18th, and their 3.75 FIP ranks 9th.

This week's player meter covers the six games the Mets played between June 24 and 30: two against the White Sox, one against the Rockies, and three against the Nationals.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
David Aardsma, RHP Giving up one run in two innings of work isn't the end of the world. Aardsma's still looking like a pretty good scrap heap find.
Scott Atchison, RHP There's been no update on Atchison's groin, but he probably won't be back for a little while.
Josh Edgin, LHP Despite a one-two-three inning yesterday, it was a discouraging week as Edgin didn't strike anyone out in three appearances and posted a 4.50 ERA. Like Ruben Tejada and Ike Davis, Edgin's a young player who has taken a step back this year.
Dillon Gee, RHP There are still rumblings that Gee's elbow might be problematic, but he's not showing any ill effects on the mound of late.
Matt Harvey, RHP 7 innings, 11 K, 0 BB, 1 R. Just another start in Harvey's incredible season.
LaTroy Hawkins, RHP With 2.2 good innings this week, Hawkins now has a 3.24 ERA and 3.65 FIP this year. Both are better than the NL average for relief pitchers.
Jeremy Hefner, RHP With another good start—six innings, one run allowed—Hefner has been very good for several weeks now, a very pleasant surprise in this otherwise disappointing season.
Brandon Lyon, RHP In two appearances, Lyon recorded a combined two outs and gave up seven runs, six of which scored in yesterday's blowout loss to the Nationals.
Shaun Marcum, RHP He may have only struck out two opponents, but Marcum's threw eight scoreless innings in his lone start.
Jon Niese, LHP Niese is scheduled for a follow-up MRI on Thursday. Let's hope that goes well.
Bobby Parnell, RHP Just one of his three appearances was bad, but it was bad enough to warrant the red arrow. He's still an interesting piece of trade bait if the Mets are so inclined.
Anthony Recker, RHP -- The only silver lining in a terrible blowout loss is that a position player might pitch. Recker allowed a two-run home run before setting down the next three batters in order yesterday.
Scott Rice, LHP In 1.2 innings, Rice struck out three, walked none, and allowed three hits. That's not bad.
Carlos Torres, RHP Like Aardsma, Torres is looking like a wise acquisition for the Mets. He threw 3.2 strong innings this week.
Zack Wheeler, RHP Wheeler's second and third starts in the big leagues didn't go nearly as well as his first. He gave up 9 runs with 6 strikeouts and 5 walks in 10 innings.
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