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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 2

Rating the Mets' pitchers over the past week.

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Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

With five more games in the books, the Mets' pitching staff slipped a bit in the Major League Baseball rankings. Their 3.53 ERA is seventh-best in the league, and their 3.65 FIP ranks eleventh. A week ago, the Mets were third and fourth in the league in those stats, respectively. That's the sort of drop that will happen when two of a team's starting pitchers get rocked.

That doesn't mean there weren't any good performances over the last week. Here's how each of the Mets' pitchers performed from April 8 through 14.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Scott Atchison, RHP With the Mets well ahead of the Twins on Friday night, Atchison came in and threw a pair of scoreless innings.
Greg Burke, RHP Generally effective in three innings despite allowing one run over that span.
Josh Edgin, LHP He wasn't perfect, but Edgin struck out five in four innings and didn't walk anybody. That's the Josh Edgin we were hoping to see heading into the season.
Dillon Gee, RHP Well, whether or not Dillon Gee is a mid-rotation starter, he's not as bad as he was last week in Philadelphia.
Matt Harvey, RHP Harvey's second and third outings were incredible. With three straight historically great starts to begin the year, it's safe to say "he's on fire!"
LaTroy Hawkins, RHP Hawkins put up a scoreless inning in his first outing in Philly but got shelled in his second.
Jeremy Hefner, RHP Maybe don't start Jeremy Hefner against the Phillies next time, Mets.
Aaron Laffey, LHP With a scoreless inning to finish off the Mets' blowout of the Twins, Laffey improved to a 5.06 ERA in 5.1 innings with the Mets.
Brandon Lyon, RHP Perhaps Lyon should get a shot to pitch more often. He had another good inning last week.
Jon Niese, LHP Niese didn't handle the cold in Minnesota nearly as well as Harvey did. He picked a good day to have a bad day, though, as the Mets were scoring runs at will on Friday night.
Bobby Parnell, RHP Captain Fastball racked up plenty of strikeouts but had a shaky outing in his first save opportunity of the season. Proven Closer material?
Scott Rice, LHP Limited work with effective results. That works.