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Mets player performance meter: Pitchers, Week 3

deGrom returned, Syndergaard starred, and Matz rounded into form this week.

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The Mets' bats were the big story this week, but the arms got some major performances of their own. Though there were big wins, the week was book-ended by close matchups won thanks to some excellent starting pitching and bullpen work. Though the staff has not gotten near its full capacity to perform yet, the Mets keep winning. Imagine what it'll be like when they do.

Antonio Bastardo, Steven Matz, and of course Noah Syndergaard were this week's biggest stars.

This meter covers the Mets' games from Monday, April 18, through Sunday, April 24.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Antonio Bastardo Bastardo recovered from a middling week two to continue striking out everything in his path. An 8:1 K:BB ratio will always be appreciated.
Jerry Blevins Blevins allowed an earned run, but otherwise continued to be very steady. A 1.33 FIP for the season seems to agree with him.
Bartolo Colon Bartolo was fine in his lone start this week, allowing three runs in six innings for the nominal "quality start."
Jacob deGrom The newly-minted dad returned to the mound and was solid, allowing one run and throwing 82 pitches as he works back to full capacity. His velocity is still down, though.
Jeurys Familia Familia got two saves, but has still struggled. He allowed six baserunners and two earned runs in three innings this week.
Matt Harvey Better. Definitely better. But still not great. Harvey's on his way to working through his early season issues.
Jim Henderson His velocity was down a bit, but he recorded 2.1 scoreless innings with a 3:0 K:BB ratio.
Steven Matz Matz struck out eight and walked nobody across 6.1 innings, allowing two runs on nine hits. After his meltdown start last week, he's rebounded nicely.
Rafael Montero Montero allowed three baserunners and one earned run in his appearance this week. He doesn't seem to be a big fan of the whole bullpen thing.
Addison Reed Reed was solid this week, not allowing a run in his three appearances while striking out four.
Hansel Robles Robles allowed the winning run in the Mets' lone loss of the week, but otherwise was steady and improving.
Noah Syndergaard Who needs words? DICKEY FIREBALL BACK. Another eight strikeout game for Thor. He's unbelievable, and his starts are becoming events.
Logan Verrett Verrett had another excellent start in shutting out the Phillies, and also made a quality relief appearance. He's been the type of swingman every contender hopes they can have in their bullpen so far.