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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

New York Mets Pitching Franchise Leaders

The New York Mets have had a total of 601 different pitchers step on the mound throughout their 9,669 regular season games in franchise history. That is a lot of innings and a lot of pitches being thrown, but who was the worst and also who was the best pitcher to sport a Mets uniform?

When it comes to ERA Stephen Tarpley is the best of the worst, having an INF. ERA through his sole game played.

The former Yankee allowed 1 hit, walked 2 batters and hit one. A total of 4 earned runs would cross home plate and Tarpley never played in a Mets uniform again.

Other names headlines for blown ERA numbers are Garrett Olsen (108.0 ERA, 1 G, 0.1 IP, 4 ERs) and Akeel Morris (67.50 ERA, 1 G, 0.2 IP, 5 ERs).

Playing baseball on a consistent good level is hard to do in the majors, doing it for a long time is even more difficult.

When it comes to Mets’ starting pitching it is Tom Seaver who owns almost every single record.

Seaver is first place in New York Mets franchise history for: wins (198), games started (395), complete games / complete game shutout (171/44), innings pitched (3045.2) and strikeouts (2,541).

Relief pitching is the game way as it has been dominated by one player, John Franco. No matter how close the score was you could always count on Franco to come from the bullpen and produce clutch late-game baseball.

Throughout his 14-years in New York, Franco posted a 48-56 record through 702.2 innings, being first in: games finished (484) and saves (276).

STATS AS OF 5/3/23


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