It was an ugly week for the Mets' pitching staff, to say the least. While the starting rotation has been a strength all year, it has had a very bad stretch just before and immediately after the All Star break.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Miguel Batista, RHP||Batista allowed just 1 run in 4.1 innings, but he had 5 — five! — walks in that span. Brutal.|
|Pedro Beato, RHP||Beato surprisingly has 4 K in his first 2 IP in the big leagues this year, but don't expect that rate to continue.|
|Tim Byrdak, LHP||Despite handing out walks like candy, Byrdak kept the damage to a minimum.|
|R.A. Dickey, RHP||The peripherals were there — 8.25 K/9 and 2.25 BB/9 — but the results were not as Dickey put up two bad starts for a 7.50 ERA.|
|Josh Edgin, LHP||Don't let Edgin's 7.71 ERA fool you. With 6 K in 2.1 IP, he's at 23.14 K/9 in his (very young) career.|
|Frank Francisco, RHP||Francisco apparently suffered a setback in his attempt to return, and the Mets miss his arm.|
|Dillon Gee, RHP||Gee gave up one run in eight innings in what could be his final start of the season.|
|Jon Niese, LHP||The Cubs tattooed Niese for 7 runs in 7 innings, and he only had 3 K in the outing.|
|Bobby Parnell, RHP||Yes, he blew an almighty save, but Parnell didn't walk anyone in his three appearances. He should be fine.|
|Ramon Ramirez, RHP||Ramirez gets the green arrow for 5.2 scoreless, but he walked more opponents than he struck out, which does not usually work.|
|Jon Rauch, RHP||He threw just one inning, but he didn't allow a run in it.|
|Johan Santana, LHP||Santana was just as bad as Dickey this week, and watching them both struggle is never fun.|
|Chris Young, RHP||As bas as some of his teammates were, Young managed to be the worst. He surrendered 5 runs in 3 IP to the Braves.|
This week's player meter covers games between July 5 and 15.