Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/2/13
This past week, the Mets’ pitching staff had its best week of the year. Jonathon Niese and Jeremy Hefner both turned out solid performances. Matt Harvey was exceptional as always, and Dillon Gee turned out the best start of his career with 12 strikeouts against the Yankees. On Friday, Shaun Marcum took the mound and he looked good until he gave up four runs in the seventh inning. Marcum’s season, like his start on Friday, has been lackluster, yet a turnaround for Marcum is not out of the question. Marcum has been the subject of scrutiny, with the likes of Mike Francesa criticizing the fact that Marcum can’t make it past the fifth inning. Of course, Francesa is going to be partisan to the Yankees, but it seems as though Marcum is being criticized just because he has an ERA of 5.71. However, Marcum has been extremely unlucky this season, meaning that the inflated ERA is not necessarily his fault. There are a couple of factors that have lead to Marcum’s ERA. He has posted a BABI...
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