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Mets Player Performance Meter, Week 21: Pitchers

It's Harvey Time for the last time in 2012 tonight.
It's Harvey Time for the last time in 2012 tonight.

There's no doubt that the Mets' struggles over the last several weeks can be blamed almost entirely on a decreasingly productive lineup. The team's pitchers have, for the most part, played well during the Mets' fall from relevancy. If there's a reason to be optimistic about the team's future, it is the starting rotation.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Manny Acosta, RHP The Acostalypse continues to shine in the second half. He's now rocking a 1.93 ERA with 18 K and 7 BB in 18.2 innings since he rejoined the Mets on July 24.
Robert Carson, LHP It's tough to get by as a relief pitcher without many strikeouts, but Carson managed a 3.38 ERA for the week and bailed Harvey out of one hell of a jam in the sixth inning of his start.
R.A. Dickey, RHP Dickey wasn't exactly lights out in two starts, but he still put up a 3.21 ERA and has a great shot at the Cy Young Award.
Josh Edgin, LHP He's got an Edgin.
Jeurys Familia, RHP 3 K and 0 BB in 3 innings. Fantastic Familia?
Frank Francisco, RHP After a couple of weeks in which he looked like a capable relief pitcher, Francisco went back to his early-2012 self and allowed 2 runs in 2 innings. He is easily Sandy Alderson's biggest free agent mistake to date.
Justin Hampson, LHP The left-handed reliever recorded three outs over two appearances but allowed a run in the process.
Matt Harvey, RHP Coming off a bad start, Harvey struck out 10 in just 5 innings and allowed just 1 run thanks to Robert Carson's aforementioned bailout in the sixth inning after Harvey loaded the bases with nobody out.
Jeremy Hefner, RHP Hefner pitched an inning. I swear! And he gave up a run in that inning.
Collin McHugh, RHP In a start and a relief appearance, McHugh allowed 6 runs — 3 earned — in 4.2 innings. He now has a reasonable 4.02 ERA in 15.2 big league innings.
Jenrry Mejia, RHP The Mets gave Mejia a start, and it went just about as poorly as possible: 3 IP, 5 ER, 0 K, 5 BB, and 6 H.
Jon Niese, LHP It sure looks like Niese will finish the season strong for the first time in his career. He has now thrown at least 6 innings in 18 straight starts.
Bobby Parnell, RHP No runs were charged to parnell in his limited work, but you'd like to see him be much more dominant than he has been.
Elvin Ramirez, RHP Hello, astronomical strikeout and walk rates!
Ramon Ramirez, RHP A non-awful week from Ramirez. Huzzah!
Jon Rauch, RHP Though he wasn't perfect, Rauch looked mostly good again this week.
Chris Young, RHP Young being Young: 6.2 innings, 3 runs, all of which scored via solo home runs.

This week's player meter covers games between September 10 and 17.