Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 8/27/12
For a guy who was waived twice following the 2011 season, Jeremy Hefner has been quite a productive pitcher in 2012 for the Mets. Sunday, Hefner pitched into the ninth inning and ended up with a no-decision in a game where he pitched well enough to win. His final line was 8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB and 7 Ks. The pessimists can claim that Hefner did that against the Astros, a team that trots out a lineup as bad as the one that the Mets do. And they would be right. But you can only pitch against the team that are scheduled when your turn comes around and in the long run, these things should even out. In his last start, Hefner squared off against the first-place Nationals. For the season, Hefner has tossed 69.2 innings and has a 4.65 ERA. That’s the sixth-most innings on the staff, which is not bad for a guy who made nine starts in Triple-A and who has 12 relief appearances in the majors this year. Plus, the ERA is a bit misleading. The National League as a whole has a 3.97 ERA and ...
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