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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 5

Reviewing the performance of the Mets' pitchers over the course of the past week.


Run prevention has not been the Mets' strength this season, to say the least. Twenty-eight games into the year, the team has surrendered 4.93 runs per game, tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the fourth-worst mark in baseball.

The pitching staff's 4.39 ERA ranks 24th, while their 4.08 FIP is slightly better at 20th. Compared to last week, that's an improvement, as the Mets ranked 26th and 24th in those categories, respectively.

This player meter covers the five games the Mets played over the past week: three in Miami and two in Atlanta.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Scott Atchison, RHP The results were okay, but the process—0 K and 2 BB in 4.1 IP—won't always work out so well.
Robert Carson, LHP Both of his outings were brief. One went well, the other didn't.
Jeurys Familia, RHP Still inconsistent, Familia had in an incredible inning to notch the save in the Mets' extra-innings win in Atlanta on Friday night.
Dillon Gee, RHP It was another bad start for Gee who struck out just one opponent in 5 innings and gave up 4 runs.
Matt Harvey, RHP The only knock on Harvey last week was that his start went just 5.1 innings. He struck out 7 and gave up just one run, though.
LaTroy Hawkins, RHP He's really become the Mets' second most reliable pitcher behind Parnell.
Jeremy Hefner, RHP Believe it or not, it was Hefner who led the Mets in strikeouts with 8 in his start in Miami. He also didn't walk anyone and was charged with just 2 runs in 8 innings.
Brandon Lyon, RHP The early-season favorite to be the coveted eight-inning guy, Lyon has bounced around a bit but had an okay week.
Shaun Marcum, RHP Marcum's relief appearance in extra innings resulted in a Mets loss, and he wasn't very good in his start on Friday night, either. He doesn't look like himself yet.
Jon Niese, LHP The Mets' defense didn't help him at all, but Niese wasn't very good, either. His 6 walks in 4 innings were somewhat alarming.
Bobby Parnell, RHP Despite just 1 K in 3.2 IP, Parnell gave up just one run.
Scott Rice, LHP He continues to make appearances at a Feliciano-esque pace. With 3 in 5 games this week, he's up to 17 in the Mets' 28 games, a pace of 98 over the course of 162 games.