Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 10/22/14
It seems like every time I check the box score these days Jon Rauch has tossed another scoreless inning for the Mets.  It’s getting to the point where I expect to see it now and the numbers for the 6’11″ righty have not disappointed.  Since June 10th of this year Rauch has trimmed his ERA from a fat 4.88 all the way down to a slim 2.98.  The 33-year-old has managed to cut almost two points off his earned run average by allowing just 3 ER in his last 24 1/3 innings pitched (1.11 ERA). Rauch has been one of the best relievers in all of baseball since the All-Star break and nearly unhittable, allowing just 6 hits in 16 innings to go along with 2 saves, 7 holds, and a nifty 1.13 ERA.  I’m not quite sure what has gotten into the big righty, but maybe he just needed to get a feel for performing in New York.  He certainly hasn’t taken to Twitter nearly as much as he did early in the season but it was nice to see him back on yesterday wishing everyone a happy labor day.
#bbpBox_242369460697178112 a { text-decoration:none; color:#2D16DE; }#bbpBox_242369460697178112 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Its an honor to be a @MLB_PLAYERS #UnionMember – I hope everyone has a Happy Labor Day!! September 2, 2012 5:12 pm via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite @jrauch60 Jon Rauch Photo by Michael G. Baron I love when players interact with fans on Twitter but if Big Jon wants to focus on dominating hitters and keep the social media to a minimum, I’m all for it.  He’s been lights out of late and has definitely been worth the $3.5 million investment the team made in him this offseason.  With a finish like this, Rauch is likely earning a raise for next season and maybe even a multi-year deal, which probably means he’ll be playing somewhere besides Queens come 2013.
PLAYERS: Jon Rauch
TEAMS: New York Mets
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Michigan QB talks about racist messages he receives

Giants dethrone Royals in Game 1 of World Series

Devils winger sends zinger about nasty facial cuts

Wife of Royals pitcher leaves World Series ticket as tip

Report: Chandler Jones to miss a month with hip injury

Lance Briggs left Bears' locker room to avoid the fighting

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Could the Seahawks have gotten more for Percy Harvin?

Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

Favre delays Lambeau return due to Bart Starr’s health

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Fan in critical condition after being beaten before Bears game

Ben Roethlisberger rips the media

WATCH: Arkansas St. RB scores improbable touchdown

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1 loss at World Series

Matt Flynn had a blast at Pearl Jam concert

Report: Back injury could end Nathan Horton's career

Report: Ray Rice files grievance against Ravens

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups E – H

PHOTO: Fans place Manning’s 509 football in Hall of Fame

Jets sign Jeremy Kerley to $16M 4-year extension

10 teams that should try to trade for Yoenis Cespedes

Lego stadiums: turning a childhood hobby into a business

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge' and 'sizzle'

Blackhawks make leukemia patient's dream come true

Mets News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Pitcher's wife leaves generous tip

Nicklaus defends Jameis Winston

NFL players who could be traded by the deadline

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1

Rice files grievance against Ravens

UEFA Champions League midway report

Cowboys release Michael Sam

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge'

10 teams that should try to trade for Yoenis Cespedes

Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

Ben Roethlisberger rips media

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.