Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 7

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A review of the Mets' pitchers over the past week.

If nothing else, it was an eventful week for the Mets’ pitching staff. The team lost its first starting pitcher to injury and moved another starting pitcher to the bullpen. As a result, two of the team’s top three pitching prospects made their major league debuts, both of which came against the Yankees. In terms of results, the team had a 3.84 ERA over the past seven days, which ranked right in the middle of the pack at 16th in all of baseball.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Bartolo Colon, RHP Colon had a terrible start and a good start on the week, but he still finished with a 5.27 ERA in 13.2 innings thanks to the terrible one. It was close, but let’s call this a red arrow rather than a blue.
Jacob deGrom, RHP -- deGrom’s deBut went swimmingly, as he threw seven innings and gave up just one run on four hits with six strikeouts and two walks against the Yankees.
Jeurys Familia, RHP After a good stretch, everything was out of whack for Familia, who walked far more batters than he struck out in three appearances.
Kyle Farnsworth, RHP In his last inning with the Mets, Farnsworth threw a scoreless inning, mostly thanks to a great double play courtesy of Lucas Duda.
Dillon Gee, RHP Originally slated to join the Mets in a relief role, Jacob deGrom got that first major league start because Gee hit the disabled list with a lat strain. Get well soon, Dillon.
Gonzalez Germen, RHP A few Mets were ill recently, but Germen apparently had it the worst of the bunch, as he hit the DL because of it.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP Matsuzaka managed a 1.93 ERA in 4.2 innings but had major walk and home run problems. For the week, he had a 5.64 FIP. Yikes.
Rafael Montero, RHP -- Montero began his career with a perfectly cromulent start against the Yankees. His 4.50 ERA would very likely look better if not for Eric Young Jr.’s ill-advised attempt at a diving catch in that start.
Jenrry Mejia, RHP Moved to the bullpen, perhaps permanently, Mejia had five strikeouts in three-and-one-third scoreless innings. He didn’t walk anyone, either, so he had a 0.07 FIP for the week.
Jon Niese, LHP Niese’s lone start of the week did not go well, but it’s hard to get too concerned about him after his excellent start to the season.
Scott Rice, LHP He only worked an inning in total, but Rice escaped with a 0.00 despite walking three opposing hitters.
Carlos Torres, RHP There’s the Torres we know and love. He managed a 2.70 ERA with plenty of strikeouts and few walks in 3.1 innings of relief work.
Jose Valverde, RHP This was perhaps his best week since the first one of the season: three innings, zero runs, zero walks.
Zack Wheeler, RHP In a couple of starts, Wheeler did just about everything poorly. He totaled a 6.97 ERA, 6.10 strikeouts per nine, 6.97 walks per nine, and 1.74 home runs per nine.
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