With ten wins in the books, the Mets have enjoyed a very good start to the season. The team’s pitching has undoubtedly been a significant part of the early success. With a 3.00 ERA, the staff ranks seventh in Major League Baseball. Their 3.18 FIP ranks sixth, and Mets pitchers have walked the fewest hitters per nine innings in all of baseball. Here’s how each of the team’s pitchers fared over the last week.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Jerry Blevins, LHP||Blevins was excellent in four outings totaling 3.1 innings. Unfortunately, he was struck by a line drive yesterday and now has a broken left forearm. Get well soon, Jerry!|
|Buddy Carlyle, RHP||In 2.2 innings, Carlyle gave up two runs on three hits.|
|Bartolo Colon, RHP||His lone start of the week was stellar, and he has a 2.25 ERA through three starts. And he topped off this start by driving in another run. Bartolo is just one enjoyable player to watch out there.|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||In a pair of starts, deGrom pitched a total of 13.1 scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts and just one walk. That’ll do.|
|Jeurys Familia, RHP||One of the hardest-working relievers in baseball last year, Familia made five appearances over the past week. He struck out five, walked two, and had a 1.80 ERA. Not too shabby.|
|Dillon Gee, RHP||Gee went five-and-two-thirds in his start, struck out seven, and walked two. That sounds pretty good. Unfortunately, he gave up four runs, too. Neither his 7.59 ERA nor 5.54 FIP on the season is ideal.|
|Sean Gilmartin, LHP||He only got into two games, but Gilmartin surrendered two runs in two-thirds of an inning.|
|Erik Goeddel, RHP||--||The Mets spent much of the week with a seven-man bullpen—after beginning the year with eight relievers—but Goeddel did not pitch in a game.|
|Matt Harvey, RHP||The strikeouts, walks, and stuff look pretty great, but Harvey did wind up with a 5.25 ERA in two starts.|
|Rafael Montero, RHP||Montero was uneven in his two appearances, but he’s back in Vegas for now to get ready for a spot start in a little over a week.|
|Jon Niese, LHP||Niese’s second start of the season went very well. Hooray!|
|Alex Torres, LHP||He might have looked shaky in the first week of games, but Torres put up two-and-two-thirds scoreless and worked in some very tough spots.|
|Carlos Torres, RHP||Torres’s week was going just fine, but in his fourth outing, he gave up three runs and nearly surrendered the Mets’ lead in the ninth on Saturday.|
All stats are from April 13 through April 19.