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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 13

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

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

If starting pitchers and relief pitchers counted equally in baseball, it would be easy to gaze upon the brightly colored arrows below and conclude that the Mets had a fantastic week on the mound. But the bad outings this week were truly bad, and the team wound up with a 4.19 ERA for the week, the fourth-worst mark in the National League, as they split a two-game set with the Oakland A's and dropped three of four to the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Vic Black, RHP Black allowed one run in two innings of work over three appearances.
Bartolo Colon, RHP As far as pitching performances go, Colon’s week was the definition of the sideways arrow. He was incredible against the A’s early in the week but had a bad day in Pittsburgh yesterday, which ended a stretch of very, very good starts.
Jacob deGrom, RHP At some point, deGrom’s strikeout and walk rates could come back to haunt him, but 4 strikeouts and three walks in 6.2 innings this week worked out, as he gave up just two runs in the outing.
Josh Edgin, LHP With another 2.1 scoreless innings, Edgin’s return to major league relevance continue this week. What’s been most impressive is his lack of walks, which he issued none of this week.
Dana Eveland, LHP The lefty gave up just one run in four innings of work, and he struck out four and walked one. He’s still just thrown 12.1 innings with the Mets this year, but his 1.46 ERA and 2.94 FIP are surprisingly good.
Jeurys Familia, RHP Familia certainly looks like he’s a trustworthy high-leverage relief pitcher these days. He threw 3.2 scoreless innings this week, and with just one game left in the month of June this evening, Familia has pitched to a 0.69 ERA with 12 strikeouts and just one walk in 13 innings this month.
Dillon Gee, RHP With another rehab start under his belt—this time for the Brooklyn Cyclones—Gee looks like he will return to the Mets in fairly short order.
Gonzalez Germen, RHP Perhaps the odd man out of the bullpen once Gee returns, Germen gave up just a run on one hit while striking out three and walking one in three innings. Early in the season, he looked great, and it would be ideal if he made the Mets’ upcoming pitching decision harder than just moving Dice-K to the bullpen and demoting him to make room for Gee.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP While Matsuzaka has somehow been good this year despite a very poor walk rate, his start this week did not go well. In six innings, he walked four and gave up five runs.
Jenrry Mejia, RHP Mejia threw three scoreless innings with four strikeouts and one walk, looking every bit as good in the process as he had before last week.
Jon Niese, LHP Niese seems to have mastered the "pitch six innings, allow three runs" method of pitching lately, though this start could have gone worse if not got a major jam he pitched out of against the Pirates.
Carlos Torres, RHP Torres only made one appearance—a scoreless one-inning outing—and has been pitching less frequently lately. That’s probably a good for the well-being of his right arm.
Zack Wheeler, RHP Coming off one of the best pitching performances of the year, Wheeler had a real stinker, giving up six runs in just two innings to the A’s.