Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/20/13
In 1962 it was Bob Miller, in ’93 it was Anthony Young, and now in 2013 there is Shaun Marcum. With last night’s unsightly loss to the Braves, Marcum now holds the third worst record to start a season in franchise history at 0-9. Granted that he hasn’t exactly had a great deal of run support behind him, the 31-year old hasn’t held up his end of the bargain all season long. If it comes down to Dillon Gee, Jeremy Hefner or Shaun Marcum once this six-man rotation experiment ends, the choice has got to be Marcum. If his record isn’t enough of an indication of his poor performance this year, the rest of his stats should be. Aside from being winless in late June, Marcum has had just three quality starts in 2013, sporting a 5.76 ERA. Opposing batters are hitting a cool .278 against him, a higher average than any Met batter not named David Wright or Daniel Murphy. Marcum may be throwing strikes,  his walks are at a career low 1.8 BB/9, but that doesn’t matter very much if those pitches are ...
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