With a four-day All-Star break, Meter Avenue took a break last week because a three-day sample was too small, even by our standards. That made for a ten-day week in which the Mets played eleven games. The team's pitchers were either great or terrible with not a whole lot in between.
Over the last thirty days, Mets pitchers have a 3.56 ERA that ranks eighth in Major League Baseball, but their 4.16 FIP ranks significantly worse at 26th.
This week's meter covers all Mets games from July 15 through July 28.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|David Aardsma, RHP||Arbitrary endpoints got the best of Aardsma, as he had a perfectly decent week until he gave up three runs in one inning yesterday.|
|Scott Atchison, RHP||Atchison gave up two runs in 3.2 innings, but both runs were unearned.|
|Greg Burke, RHP||He only played in one game, but he gave up four runs in just 2.2 innings. It's been a rough month for Burke.|
|Josh Edgin, LHP||If Edgin could replicate his week—3.38 ERA, 10.12 K/9, and zero walks—over a longer period of time, the Mets would probably be thrilled.|
|Dillon Gee, RHP||Gee threw seven scoreless innings in one start and gave up four runs in seven innings in the other. In total, that made for a 2.57 ERA for the week, though his recent lack of strikeouts is getting a little concerning.|
|Gonzalez Germen, RHP||With 7.56 K/9 and 4.32 BB/9—neither of which is ideal—Germen still had a 2.16 ERA in 8.1 innings. He gave up just four hits, which isn't bad, but he'll have to absolutely minimize hits if he's going to walk so many opposing hitters.|
|Matt Harvey, RHP||In two starts since the All-Star break, Harvey has been as dominant as ever. 15 innings, 17 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 1 unearned run allowed. The best.|
|LaTroy Hawkins, RHP||Aside from the walk-off home run he allowed, Hawkins was good in five appearances.|
|Jeremy Hefner, RHP||Hefner had an 18.47 ERA in two starts totaling 6.1 innings.|
|Jenrry Mejia, RHP||--||Aside from Harvey's continued dominance, Mejia's return to the big leagues was probably the highlight of the extra-long week. He looks like a completely different pitcher from the guy we've seen in the past.|
|Jon Niese, LHP||Niese made his first rehab start on Saturday, which is good, but it sounds like he still has a ways to go before rejoining the Mets.|
|Bobby Parnell, RHP||HELLO HELLO MR. DOMBROWSKI|
|Scott Rice, LHP||This might be the first time in a long time, if not all season, that Rice has gotten the green arrow in back-to-back weeks.|
|Carlos Torres, RHP||After getting tattooed by the Nationals, it's easy to forget he had a good start his last time out. That was erased, however, by Sunday's performance.|
|Zack Wheeler, RHP||There were things to like in Wheeler's pair of starts—10 K in 10.2 IP, for example—but he also allowed 3 home runs over that span.|