Mets Relievers in May Part II

Brian ElbergCorrespondent IMay 25, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 11:  Hisanori Takahashi #47 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on May 11, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Earlier in the month I wrote an article discussing a new statistic I was studying over the course of the month called Reliever Rating. So far in May the ratings of all the Met relievers are...

Mejia-0.907111111
Nieve-1.9314
Feliciano-3.140846154
Rodriguez-1.37763
Takahashi0.549166667
Valdes-0.11975
Acosta0.1188
Perez0.1341
Dessens-1.387
Igarashi-22.63

 

 

Some games this month revealed the first real problems with this statistic.  For example, on May 20th against the Nationals.  Pedro Feliciano, entered with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the 8th and gave up 2 runs.  Now this does not sound so bad, however because the Mets were up by 7 when he entered the game.  His small negative score was multiplied by 7, ballooning it to -17.25. 

As you can see the best Met reliever this month has been Hisanori Takahashi and it has not been that close.  However, now with him in the starting rotation who will step up as the relief ace?