Happy Friday!Â Let’s take a look at the state of the Mets rotation.
This time through the rotation the Mets are sendingÂ Mike Pelfrey,Â John Maine,Â Tim Redding, Livan Hernandez and Johan Santana to the mound.
Let’s see how they’ve done this year and what we might expect from them this week:
Pelfrey allowed two runs on six hits while walking one and striking out six in seven innings against the Boston Red Sox on the day the Mets had their best 9th inning in a very long time.
Per fangraphs.com, Pelfrey has a 1.46 WHIP, .289 BABIP, and a 4.73 FIP. Pelfrey’s 1.98 GB/FB ratio is the best of his career and his WAR is 0.4.
In his last start against the Florida Marlins last year, Pelfrey allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out three in six innings.
John Maine (4-3):
Maine allowed one run on four hits while walkingÂ three and striking out four in six innings against the Washington Nationals on the day the Mets won their third straight video decision and Gary Sheffield hit his 503rd homerun.
Per fangraphs.com, Maine has a 1.40 WHIP, 2.83 BABIP, and a 4.45 FIP. Maine also has a 0.84 GB/FB ratio and has a 0.5 WAR.
In his last start against the Florida Marlins this year, Maine allowed an unearned run on one hit while striking out four and walking three in six innings.
Redding allowed six runs on eight hits while walking four and striking out four in 4.2 innings against the Boston Red Sox who avoided a sweep by the Mets with homers from Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis.
Per fangraphs.com, Redding has a 1.52 WHIP, .304 BABIP, and a 5.41 FIP. Redding also has a 0.55 GB/FB ratio and a 0.0 WAR.
In his last start against the Florida Marlins last year, Redding allowed seven runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking two in 2.2 innings.
Hernandez allowed one run on nine hits while walking one and striking out six in a complete game against the Washington Nationals on the day of the major league debut of Fernando Martinez.
Per fangraphs.com, Hernandez hasÂ a 1.41 WHIP, .317 BABIP, and a 4.87 FIP. Hernandez also has a 1.39 GB/FB ratio and a 0.6 WAR.
In his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates this year, Hernandez allowed two runs on seven hits while walking four and striking out five in six innings.
Santana allowed three runs on six hits while walking six and striking out 11 in six innings against the Washington Nationals on a breakout game for Daniel Murphy who had a five RBI night.
Per fangraphs.com, Santana has a 1.10 WHIP, .304 BABIP, and a 3.03 FIP. Santana also has a 11.73 K/9 ratio and a 2.3 WAR.
In his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates last year, Santana allowed no runs on three hits while walking none and striking out seven in a complete game shutout.If Tim Redding and Livan Hernandez have better performances than they did against the Marlins and Pirates, respectively, the Mets should be able to go 5 for 5, although the Mets are facing tough pitchers in Josh Johnson, Chris Volstad and Zach Duke.
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