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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 12

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

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Despite losing their first two games in St. Louis, the Mets were able to finish their week with a 4-3 record. Their pitchers—particularly the starters—had a lot to do with that. With a 2.70 ERA as a team, the Mets ranked seventh in all of baseball over the past week, and their 2.90 FIP ranked third. There were a couple of bad performances, but there were a few really, really good ones, too.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Vic Black, RHP Black only threw one inning, but he allowed a run on two hits with two strikeouts and a walk.
Bartolo Colon, RHP Colon gave up just one run on four hits in eight innings against the Cardinals as the Mets avoided a sweep with a victory in St. Louis on Wednesday afternoon. He has a 1.66 ERA over his last six starts.
Jacob deGrom, RHP The 26-year-old righty did not fare well against the Cardinals early in the week but threw seven shutout innings in Miami yesterday. Whenever Dillon Gee is ready to return, it appears deGrom will be battling Daisuke Matsuzaka to stay in the team’s rotation.
Josh Edgin, LHP Between his performance at multiple levels last year and the way he looked in spring training, Edgin’s promotion to the Mets was a bit of a surprise when it happened. He’s been very good ever since, however, and retired all of the batters he faced in one-and-two-thirds innings this week.
Dana Eveland, LHP The journeyman lefty has been a pleasant surprise for the Mets since they recalled him. He tossed another couple scoreless innings this week with two strikeouts and no walks.
Jeurys Familia, RHP He keeps looking more and more like a very good late-inning relief pitcher. This week, Familia made three scoreless one-inning appearances, struck out three, walked one, and allowed two hits. For the season, he now has a 2.39 ERA and 3.03 FIP.
Dillon Gee, RHP After a fairly long absence with a lat strain, Gee is set to begin pitching on a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Mets this week. If all goes well, he should be back sooner than later.
Gonzalez Germen, RHP Thanks to the pair of runs he allowed yesterday, it wasn’t a good week for Germen, who in a few outings has not yet looked like he did before he hit the disabled list.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP In a relief outing and a start, Matsuzaka totaled 6.2 innings with six strikeouts and one intentional walk. He gave up just one run in the process, too, thanks in part to some good bullpen work at the tail end of his start.
Jenrry Mejia, RHP Mejia didn’t pitch much all that much, but he had a 5.40 ERA and 5.49 FIP for the week.
Jon Niese, LHP While Niese wasn't terrible in either of his starts, he gave up three runs in six innings in each one, a 4.50 ERA for the week that wasn't very good, either.
Carlos Torres, RHP After saving the Mets with a four-inning outing last Sunday, Torres got a full week off before throwing two scoreless innings against the Marlins yesterday afternoon.
Zack Wheeler, RHP In his lone start this week, Wheeler had the best outing of his young major league career, a shutout against the Miami Marlins with eight strikeouts and just one walk.