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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 24

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

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As the Mets gear up for the playoffs, they have to like what they saw over the weekend. Their four young starting pitchers pitched well on the whole, and it sounds like Matt Harvey is ready to keep pitching as long as the Mets are playing this October.

The bullpen might not be perfect beyond the big three relievers, but come playoff time, the Mets might have a couple of starters in that mix to help bridge any gaps that might exist between the starters and the preferred relievers. Whatever the case, there will be a bit of a roster crunch at the back end of the pitching portion of the roster. This is a good problem to have.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Dario Alvarez, LHP -- Alvarez has not gotten into a game since September 15.
Tyler Clippard, RHP Clippard’s recent struggles continued. He didn’t allow any home runs but walked a couple batters, hit another with a pitch, and threw two wild pitches in a 4.50 ERA week.
Bartolo Colon, RHP Colon gave up three runs in six-and-one-third innings, which isn’t terrible by any means but isn’t fantasic, either.
Jacob deGrom, RHP deGrom responded very well to extra rest and cruised through six innings against the Reds on Sunday afternoon.
Jeurys Familia, RHP One three-run home run does Familia in here, as he proved himself human in one outing but looked just fine in his other three.
Sean Gilmartin, LHP Gilmartin threw three innings, struck out four, walked one, and didn’t allow any runs.
Erik Goeddel, RHP Goeddel threw one-and-one-third scoreless with a couple of strikeouts and no walks.
Matt Harvey, RHP Harvey turned in another good start, this time pitching six-and-two-thirds innings. He’s apparently ready to throw 100 pitches every fifth day the rest of the way. If that’s the case and the Mets do well, the innings limit kerfuffle of early September would be a distant memory.
Steven Matz, LHP Matz has been good since coming back from the disabled list, but he gave up three runs in five-and-two-thirds in his start this week.
Jon Niese, LHP -- With six scoreless innings in his lone start, it was a good week for the lefty, who has approached Terry Collins about working out of the bullpen this week to see if that’s something he could do in the playoffs.
Eric O’Flaherty, LHP O’Flaherty only got into one game and gave up a run without recording an out.
Bobby Parnell, RHP Parnell had a 6.75 ERA for the week, though his velocity does seem to be increasing lately. That’s still not going to be enough to warrant a postseason roster spot, though.
Addison Reed, RHP Reed’s week wasn’t perfect, as he allowed some inherited baserunners to score, but he threw three innings without giving up any runs entirely of his own accord.
Hansel Robles, RHP Robles had a 3.86 ERA for the week, which sort of hits the definition of the sideways arrow on the head.
Noah Syndergaard, RHP With 11 strikeouts, no walks, and two runs allowed in seven-and-two-thirds innings, Syndergaard looked like the Mets’ best pitcher for the week. Both of those runs scored at the tail end of his outing.
Tim Stauffer, RHP Stauffer had another rough outing out of the bullpen.
Carlos Torres, RHP Torres has not pitched since making one appearance on September 20, which followed a thirteen-day break after he injured his calf in a game on September 7. There’s still a little time for him to get healthy before the postseason, but that’s clearly not guaranteed.
Logan Verrett, RHP Verrett’s latest spot start didn’t go as well as the previous one had. He gave up four runs in five innings against the Braves.