Originally posted on Around Citi  |  Last updated 7/24/13
The Mets keep rolling.  Having won 19 of their last 31, sporting a win percentage of .612 over that stretch, the Mets didn’t cool off after the All-Star break.  Taking the series against the Phillies, even after a crushing first game loss, and splitting the series so far at one game a piece with the division leading Braves, the Mets are continuing to climb their way back to .500.  So is this success maintainable? To answer this question, above all, you must look at the starting pitching: Matt Harvey – ok, I’m just going to stop myself there.  Harvey is sporting a 2.08 FIP, is striking out batters at a ratio of 10.31/9 innings, and stranding almost 80% of batters, he is not at all the one to watch going into the second half when concerning ourselves with success sustainability.  Zack Wheeler – he has shown his impressive fastball, and has changed speeds to let us know how lethal he CAN be.  He has a 3.98 ERA, which is very respectable, but he also has an FIP of 5.28.  This disparity ...
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