Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 18

Mike Stobe

The Mets' pitching staff had another good week.

There's no doubt that pitching has been the Mets' strength for most of the year, but even the bullpen has gotten in on the act over the past few weeks. With a five-man starting rotation back in place, the Mets are currently featuring their potential 2014 Opening Day starting rotation, which makes their games all the more interesting to watch despite the lack of a potential wild card bid.

This week's player meter covers games from August 5 through 11.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
David Aardsma, RHP He didn’t strike anyone out in three appearances, but he allowed just one hit in 1.2 innings.
Scott Atchison, RHP With a 7.71 ERA in three appearances, the bullpen’s elder statesman has had better weeks.
Josh Edgin, LHP Still on the disabled list because of a stress fracture in his ribs, Edgin will depart the meter because it doesn’t sound like he’ll be back anytime soon.
Pedro Feliciano, LHP The very, very early returns for Feliciano have been good. He came into two games, struck out two, walked one, and gave up no hits in a total of one inning.
Dillon Gee, RHP The strikeouts are still missing, but Gee went 7.2 strong innings and gave up only one run in his start this week.
Gonzalez Germen, RHP He only got one inning of work, but it was a scoreless one with a strikeout, a hit, and a walk. That’s not perfect, but it was good enough.
Matt Harvey, RHP When Matt Harvey has a so-so start, he comes back and throws a complete-game shutout. Harvey the best.
LaTroy Hawkins, RHP Having taken over as closer in Bobby Parnell’s absence, Hawkins appeared four times, allows just three hits and no runs, and struck out two without any walks. He’s down to a 2.75 ERA and 3.37 FIP on the season.
Jeremy Hefner, RHP Hefner allowed four runs in five innings and found himself optioned to the minors. Oh and he might also hit the disabled list because his elbow’s been bothering him all year thanks to a Carlos Beltran line drive in spring training.
Jenrry Mejia, RHP If not for a long delay because of an injury to the home plate umpire, Mejia’s start might have been even better than it was. He had 7 K and 2 BB and gave up just one run, thanks in part to the bullpen getting him out of a jam.
Jon Niese, LHP The strikeout and walk numbers looked more like the Niese of old, but he was shaky and gave up 4 runs in 6 innings.
Bobby Parnell, RHP Still on the disabled list, there hasn’t been much in the way of updates on Parnell’s potential return.
Scott Rice, LHP In limited use, Rice was once again pretty good.
Carlos Torres, RHP It’s clear that Torres is better suited to a relief role than a starting one, and he had another good week out of the bullpen.
Zack Wheeler, RHP Wheeler’s 6.1 innings in Arizona constituted his best start yet in the big leagues, as he struck out four and—more importantly—walked none.
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