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.
|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.