Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/19/12
The Mets gave up a couple of touchdowns to the Toronto Blue Jays in their 14-5 loss on Friday.  But I’m not going to talk about that.  I’m also not going to talk about the whiplash Jonathon Niese must have suffered from turning his neck so quickly to watch all the home runs leaving the yard.  Here, let me just show you what I’m going to talk about. R.A. Dickey: 8 starts, 50⅓ innings pitched, 6.29 IP/start Johan Santana: 8 starts, 43⅔ innings pitched, 5.46 IP/start Jonathon Niese: 8 starts, 42⅔ innings pitched, 5.33 IP/start Dillon Gee: 7 starts, 43 innings pitched, 6.14 IP/start Mike Pelfrey: 3 starts, 19⅔ innings pitched, 6.56 IP/start Miguel Batista: 3 starts, 16 innings pitched, 5.33 IP/start Chris Schwinden: 2 starts, 8 innings pitched, 4.00 IP/start Total: 39 starts, 223⅓ innings pitched, 5.73 IP/start Do you see the problem there?  No?  Perhaps this will help you see.  The Mets as a team have pitched 345⅓ innings in 2012.  That means more than one-third of the innings pitched (35.
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