Inconsistency has plagued the New York Mets bullpen but their starting pitchers have put together a 3.51 ERA on the season, which is currently good for third best in all of baseball.
With R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana providing arguably the best 1-2 punch in the majors, it’s not surprising that a rotation rounded out by Jonathon Niese (4-3, 3.82 ERA), Dillon Gee (4-5, 4.43 ERA), and a resurgent Chris Young (1-1, 3.06 ERA) is putting up such solid numbers. Dickey (11-1, 2.00 ERA) is leading the charge as he continues to add to his Cy Young campaign with each amazing start and Johan Santana (5-3, 3.00 ERA) , who tossed six scoreless innings last night, won for the second time since giving Mets fans a moment they’ll never forget back on June 1, 2012. With his performance against the Orioles on Tuesday at Citi Field, Johan is now 4-1 with a 1.16 ERA in his eight starts at home this season.
Bobby Parnell, Miguel Batista, and Jon Rauch worked to complete the Mets NL-leading 8th shutout of the season and the staff has now thrown 22 consecutive scoreless innings dating back to the sixth inning of their June 17 contest against the Reds. The teams starters have tossed a MLB-leading five complete games and their eight shutouts put them just behind the Angels (9) for tops in the majors.
With a shutout out on Wednesday the Mets can surpass their season high scoreless streak of 28 innings (May 25-28), a task that will, in part, fall on the arm of Dillon Gee as the team looks for a sweep of the Orioles.
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