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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 20

It was, at best, a mixed bag for the Mets' pitching staff over the past couple of series.

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Pitching has been a strength for the Mets this year, but even the game's best pitching staffs aren't guaranteed to dominate against the likes of the Braves and Tigers. There were still some good individual performances mixed in here, but the Mets have had better weeks.

This week's meter covers the Mets' five games from August 20 through 25.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
David Aardsma, RHP After really struggling for a while, Aardsma appeared twice and was effective in 1.1 innings.
Scott Atchison, RHP Add Atchison to the list of pitchers who have struggled against the Tigers.
Greg Burke, RHP -- Burke served up the go-ahead home run to Chris Johnson in the tenth inning on Wednesday and was sent back to Vegas to clear a roster spot for Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Pedro Feliciano, LHP In very limited use—two appearances totaling one inning—Feliciano allowed a walk and nothing else.
Dillon Gee, RHP Before struggling against the Tigers yesterday, Gee had strung together a few very good starts. The Tigers' lineup can end that for any pitcher.
Gonzalez Germen, RHP He may have had just one strikeout in 3.1 innings, but Germen didn't walk anybody. He's been a pleasant surprise, but he'll have to keep bringing that walk rate down to find long-term success in the big leagues.
Matt Harvey, RHP Despite allowing 13 hits in 6.2 innings, Harvey notched 4 K and didn't walk anyone as he gave up two runs.
LaTroy Hawkins, RHP One appearance against the Tigers derailed an otherwise good week for Hawkins, who has been very good this year.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP -- Signed last week to fill the vacancy left in the Mets' rotation, he gave up five runs in the first two innings of his start against Detroit. He did at least retire the last ten batters he faced.
Jon Niese, LHP Niese followed up one of his best starts of the year with another one: 7 IP, 9 K, 3 BB, and 1 run.
Bobby Parnell, RHP There still hasn't been much in the way of an update on Parnell's potential surgery for a herniated disc in his neck.
Scott Rice, LHP Called upon four times this week, Rice allowed one run in 1.2 IP but got the job done outside of that.
Carlos Torres, RHP Torres gave up one run in three innings over three appearances, even though he didn't strike anyone out.
Zack Wheeler, RHP Wheeler looked very good through six innings against the Braves, but he was shaky as his pitch count rose in the seventh inning.