And speaking of the 82-year-old Regan, his hiring as pitching coach to replace the respected Dave Eiland, June 20, roundly ridiculed by the media at the time, is now looking like the most inspired move of the embattled GM’s administration. The figures don’t lie: Under Regan, Mets starters’ ERA is the best in baseball. From Opening Day to July 24, the Met starters’ ERA was 4.27 and they averaged 5.67 innings per start. Since then, it’s 2.51 with 6.33 innings per start. Moreover, the woebegone bullpen, which had a 5.33 ERA up until July 24, averaging 4.25 walks per game, has pitched to a 3.69 ERA with 3.88 walks per game since July 24.