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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 14

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

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On the whole, the Mets’ pitching staff had a not-great week, posting a 3.88 ERA and giving up a handful of unearned runs as the team went 2-4 against the Braves and Rangers. This is going to sound a little strange, but don’t blame the bullpen, which put together a nice 2.57 ERA for the week as a group and continues to be one of the better bullpens in all of baseball. On to the meter!

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Vic Black, RHP In four outings, Black struck out four and only walked one over 2.2 innings. And he didn’t give up any runs.
Bartolo Colon, P Bad Bart showed up for the second game in a row, though he was at least able to throw six mostly-good innings after giving up four runs in the first inning of his start.
Jacob deGrom, RHP Like Colon, deGrom had a rough first inning in his lone start, as he gave up three runs to the Braves on a bases-clearing double that Eric Campbell couldn’t handle at third base. He got through the fifth without giving up more, though, and had eight strikeouts to just two walks.
Josh Edgin, LHP Just another very good week for Edgin, who allowed three hits and no runs in 2.2 innings. Repeat after me: Josh Edgin has a 1.23 ERA on the season. Josh Edgin has a 1.23 ERA on the season.
Dana Eveland, LHP With a couple of brief scoreless outings, Eveland continued his strong season in the big leagues.
Jeurys Familia, RHP It was a bit of an odd week for Familia, who was on the mound for the meltdown in Atlanta during which the Braves scored four runs and gave up one run against Texas on Friday. Four of the five runs were unearned, for what it’s worth, though Familia’s error in Atlanta contributed to that. His other two outings were scoreless.
Dillon Gee, RHP Gee last pitched on May 10, but he’s set to return on Wednesday night against the Braves at Citi Field. Before his lat injury, Gee had managed a 2.73 ERA in eight starts to begin the year.
Gonzalez Germen, RHP Germen only made two one-out appearances this week. Unfortunately, he gave up three runs in one of them. Fortunately, that was when the Mets had a big lead yesterday and didn’t cost the team the game.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP With another poor start—five runs on seven hits in five innings this time—Matsuzaka now has a 3.72 ERA and 3.97 FIP on the season.
Jenrry Mejia, RHP In three outings, Mejia allowed one unearned run but nothing else.
Jon Niese, LHP Nailed by a line drive in his start on Friday, Niese was taken out of the game in the first inning, but he’s on the disabled list now because of his shoulder, not the line drive.
Carlos Torres, RHP With two good long relief appearances, Torres was incredibly valuable to the Mets this week. He struck out eight and walked one in seven-and-two-thirds innings. As a Mets relief pitcher, Torres now has a 2.45 ERA and 3.22 FIP in 92 innings, dating back to the beginning of last year.
Zack Wheeler, RHP The peripherals weren’t pretty—eight strikeouts and seven walks in 12.2 innings—but Wheeler allowed only two runs in total in two starts this week. While not quite as encouraging as his shutout against the Marlins, the results were still a positive.