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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 9

A review of the Mets' pitchers over the past seven days.

Rich Schultz

The Mets allowed exactly three runs per game over the last week, as they team went 5-2 against the Pirates and Phillies. Run prevention relies on defense, too, but the Mets' pitching staff was mostly excellent over that span. What makes the average runs per game even more impressive is that the pitching staff had to deal with three consecutive extra-inning games.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Vic Black, RHP -- Though he walked four, Black struck out seven in 5.1 innings of work and did not allow any runs.
Buddy Carlyle, RHP -- Making his first big league appearance since 2011, the 36-year-old Carlyle threw three scoreless innings in the Mets’ marathon victory over the Phillies on Saturday afternoon.
Bartolo Colon, RHP -- Colon was excellent in his lone start of the week, as he went seven-and-one-third and didn’t allow any runs. He struck out nine and walked just one, to boot. And he’s down to a 4.73 ERA with a 3.69 FIP on the season.
Jacob deGrom, RHP In a pair of starts, deGrom threw a total of 13 innings with 15 strikeouts, 7 walks, and a 2.08 ERA. That’ll do.
Josh Edgin, LHP Edgin struck out three and didn’t allow any opposing hitters to reach base in 2.2 innings. He has been better than expected since rejoining the Mets.
Jeurys Familia, RHP With so many innings played over the last few days, Familia totaled 5.2 innings and had a 1.93 ERA with 9.53 strikeouts and 3.18 walks per nine without allowing a home run. Those peripherals would be fantastic if he keeps them up.
Dillon Gee, RHP Gee might not be back for a while after suffering a bit of a setback with his lat strain injury, an ailment that has kept other pitchers out for over a month this season.
Gonzalez Germen, RHP Germen originally hit the DL with an illness, but he’s suffered from an issue in an unmentionable location, though it sounds like he might be in the clear sooner than later.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP Dice-K had a 3.86 ERA in two-and-one-third innings of relief work, but he’s slotting back into the Mets’ rotation—at least for one start—starting on Wednesday night in Chicago.
Rafael Montero, RHP Montero gave up four runs—three of which were earned—in three-and-two-thirds innings in the first of the Mets’ back-to-back-to-back extra-innings games with the Phillies. He finds himself in the minors again as a result of the circumstances, per the Mets. He deserves another shot with the team soon.
Jenrry Mejia, RHP In four innings, Mejia struck out four and walked three. He surrendered a solo home run to Marlon Byrd yesterday and was on the mound for the loss to the Phillies on Friday night, though the run he allowed in that game was hardly just his fault.
Jon Niese, LHP In two starts, Niese gave up just four runs in 13.2 innings, and he was very, very good in eight innings of work yesterday on a day that the Mets’ bullpen really needed some time off.
Scott Rice, LHP Rice allowed one run in two innings over five appearances, but he notched a couple of strikeouts and only walked one.
Carlos Torres, RHP Torres threw 4.1 scoreless innings out of the pen this week, continuing his excellent season. Walks were a bit of an issue, but they did not come back to haunt him.
Jose Valverde, RHP Valverde gave up four runs in two-thirds of an inning—a 54.00 ERA—in his last appearance before the Mets released him.
Zack Wheeler, RHP Wheeler struck out nine and didn’t walk anyone as he gave up just one run in six-and-one-third innings. He’s looked great lately.