That’s the highest f WAR by a Mets starting pitcher since Matt Harvey posted the exact same 6.5 f WAR in his 2013 All-Star season.
Reliever David Hernandez rejoined the team after he was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels.
He added to his superhero legacy during a May 11 start in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, where he hit not one, but two home runs (the second putting the Mets ahead for good), all while pitching eight innings of two-run ball with six strikeouts for his third win of the season.
It was the second time in Mets history where a pitcher hit two home runs, the last coming in 1983 by RHP Walt Terrell against the Chicago Cubs.
(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 1: Jarrod Dyson #1 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates a single against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. — The Royals have acquired right-hander Nathan Karns from the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Jarrod Dyson, solidifying a pitching staff that lost workhorse Edinson Volquez to free agency.
The 29-year-old Karns was 6-2 with a 5.15 ERA in 15 starts and 22 appearances last season.