Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Weeks 24 & 25

Maddie Meyer

The Mets' pitching staff was rather effective over the last two weeks of the season.

Meter Avenue took a one-week hiatus but has returned with the final player performance meters of the season. Overall, the Mets finished the season strong, and that had a lot to do with their pitching. "This Week" is indicative of each player's performance over the final two weeks of the season.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
David Aardsma, RHP There were plenty of bad weeks over the course of Aardsma's season, but he went out with a scoreless week.
Scott Atchison, RHP In seven appearances, the 7 K and 1 BB were very good, but Atchison gave up three runs, too.
Vic Black, RHP The early returns were good on Black, whose 3.18 ERA and 9.5 K/9 over the final two weeks made it seem like he could do well in the team's 2014 bullpen.
Greg Burke, RHP In his last outing of the year, Burke recorded one out and gave up one run.
Tim Byrdak, LHP Byrdak struggled upon his return from shoulder surgery but finished off the season with 1.1 scoreless innings in three outings.
Jeurys Familia, RHP -- The big story here was that Familia was able to return at all after having elbow surgery just a few months ago. His lone outing didn't go well, though.
Pedro Feliciano, LHP In five appearances totaling two innings, Feliciano didn't allow a run and notched a pair of strikeouts with one walk.
Frank Francisco, RHP Francisco had one of the best stretches of his brief Mets career as the team played out the string.
Dillon Gee, RHP Gee's last two starts were nearly identical: 6 IP, 4 runs, 7 hits. That made for an underwhelming finish to an otherwise encouraging year.
Gonzalez Germen, RHP With a 4.50 ERA in his last four appearances, Germen was at least able to strike out four opposing hitters.
Aaron Harang, RHP The 5.8 BB/9 rate wasn't pretty, but Harang managed a 3.18 ERA in three starts.
LaTroy Hawkins, RHP What better way for Hawkins to end the season than with five scoreless innings? He was probably one of the most underrated relief pitchers out there this year.
Sean Henn, LHP Henn's ERA, K/9, BB/9, and HR/9 were all 6.75. That's kind of neat.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP Matsuzaka finished the season very strong, and in two starts over this span he had a 1.32 ERA.
Jon Niese, LHP Niese was very good in his final three starts of the season and had a 2.70 ERA to finish a very good post-injury half of the year.
Carlos Torres, RHP In two starts and one relief appearance, Torres finished the season strong with a 3.21 ERA, 10.9 K/9, and 3.2 BB/9 in 14 innings.
Zack Wheeler, RHP Wheeler's final start was a stinker, and he reportedly had some shoulder soreness when the Mets shut him down after it. Let's hope that was just the normal aches and pains of pitching.

This week's player meter covers games from September 16 through September 29.

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