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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 16

Since the second "half" of the season began, it's been all-or-nothing for Mets pitchers.

Greg Fiume

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.
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.