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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 9

Mets pitchers were excellent against the Yankees but struggled against the Marlins.


It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times for the Mets' pitching staff this week. After mostly shutting down the Yankees for four games, Mets pitchers allowed far too many runs against the Marlins—the lowest-scoring team in the game—over the weekend. As a result, the Mets' 4.51 ERA ranks 27th in Major League Baseball, but their 3.95 FIP ranks a much more respectable 17th.

This week's player meter covers those seven games, which took place from May 27 through June 2.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Scott Atchison, RHP Everyone's favorite bullpen dad is still on the disabled list. He's reportedly seeking a second opinion about potential surgery for a bone spur in his right elbow.
Greg Burke, RHP It wasn't the best week for the sidearming righty, who had not allowed a run since he rejoined the Mets on May 13 until he gave one up on Saturday.
Robert Carson, LHP At this point, it's kind of hard to believe the Mets haven't called up someone else to take Carson's spot in the pen.
Jeurys Familia, RHP Familia had a setback as he tries to return to the mound, though the Mets seem to think he'll be pitching again soon.
Dillon Gee, RHP Gee dominated the Yankees on Thursday evening, his first great start of the year. He probably won't notch 12 strikeouts again anytime soon, but a return to 2012 form would be fantastic.
Matt Harvey, RHP Despite a poor outing yesterday, Harvey still managed 15 K, 2 BB, and a 3.46 ERA over two starts. Even at his worst this year, Harvey's not been that bad of a pitcher.
LaTroy Hawkins, RHP He only appeared twice, and the three-run home run he gave up to Greg Dobbs really ruined his week.
Jeremy Hefner, RHP Any reasonable Mets fan would have signed up for a six-inning, three-run outing from Hefner at Yankee Stadium. That he had 5 K and 0 BB was a nice bonus.
Brandon Lyon, RHP Lyon was mostly effective, though he gave up a run in yesterday's debacle.
Shaun Marcum, RHP Marcum cruised through the first six innings against the Marlins on Friday night but gave up 4 runs in the seventh. Of course, the Mets hadn't even scored a run by that point of the game.
Collin McHugh, RHP McHugh's spot start against the minor league caliber Marlins lineup didn't go well at all.
Jon Niese, LHP After a rocky start to the year, Niese has looked better of late. He gave up just a run in 7 innings against the Yankees but missed his scheduled second start because of tendinitis in his pitching shoulder. Cross your fingers.
Bobby Parnell, RHP Captain Fastball only got into two games, but he was excellent in them.
Scott Rice, LHP It's been a rough few weeks for the hardest working relief pitcher in baseball, but his overall numbers are still good for the season.