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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 18

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

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Over the past week, it was pretty clear that the Mets' starting rotation remains a strength. Even when the starters weren't their most-dominant selves, they managed to pitch fairly well. The bullpen, however, looks like as much of a question mark as it has at any point this season. 

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Jerry Blevins, LHP If the Mets make it deep into the postseason, Blevins thinks there’s a chance he could return then.
Tyler Clippard, RHP The veteran righty threw four scoreless innings.
Bartolo Colon, RHP For the most part, it’s been either Good Bartolo or Bad Bartolo this year, and Good Bartolo showed up in his lone start of the week. He has a 2.49 ERA in three starts in August.
Jacob deGrom, RHP deGrom struggle a bit with walks in his start this week, but the strikeouts—and the overall results—were fine.
Jeurys Familia, RHP In four innings of work, Familia looked as dominant as he has all season.
Sean Gilmartin, LHP He only pitched two innings, but Gilmartin allowed a couple of runs in the process.
Erik Goeddel, RHP Still working his way back from elbow soreness, Goeddel’s rehab assignment has been bumped up from St. Lucie to Binghamton.
Matt Harvey, RHP He hasn’t been striking out many opposing hitters lately, but Harvey threw 14 innings over two starts with a 0.64 ERA. That works.
Steven Matz, LHP Matz made his first rehab start over the weekend, and it went reasonably well. He’ll continue to ramp up the pitch count and could be back in a couple weeks.
Jon Niese, LHP Niese had a 3.46 ERA over two starts, which isn’t spectacular, but it’s better than league average by enough to warrant the green arrow again this week.
Eric O’Flaherty, LHP The lefty has not looked great since the Mets acquired him, and he had a 4.50 ERA in two innings.
Bobby Parnell, RHP He only threw 1.2 innings, but Parnell did not strike anyone out, gave up six runs—four of which were earned, giving him a 21.60 ERA—on five hits with three walks and zero strikeouts.
Hansel Robles, RHP Robles threw four scoreless innings, three of them in the same appearance on Saturday as the Mets went to extras with the Pirates. At the very least, he should be above Bobby Parnell in the bullpen pecking order at this point.
Noah Syndergaard, RHP Syndergaard gave up three runs in seven innings with five strikeouts and two walks. It was not his best start, but it wasn’t terrible, either.
Carlos Torres, RHP Torres had been very good over the last month or so, but he had a 5.40 ERA and struggled with walks in 3.1 innings this week. Let’s hope that’s just a blip in an otherwise strong second half.