The Mets' starting rotation has gone through some strange times thus far this season, but the team's run prevention has still been a strength overall. This week, they allowed 3.83 runs per game despite giving up sixteen runs over the course of just the last two games of their series against the Nationals. Right now, the Mets have allowed the third-lowest runs per game, thanks to some stellar performances from a couple of their starting pitchers and an excellent bullpen.
This week's meter covers games from May 16 through 22.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Antonio Bastardo, LHP||It was a rare bad week for Bastardo, as he had a 6.75 ERA in two-and-two-thirds innings.|
|Jerry Blevins, LHP||Blevins threw two scoreless innings with a couple of strikeouts and a couple of walks. That’ll do.|
|Bartolo Colon, RHP||Colon walked five batters, which is very abnormal for him, and allowed three runs in four-and-two-thirds innings.|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||deGrom’s stuff looked good, and he struck out seven batters in five innings. But he also walked three and gave up four runs. It feels like he’s almost back to being his usual self.|
|Jeurys Familia, RHP||Familia threw four scoreless innings with three strikeouts and no walks. He appeared in all three of the Mets’ wins over the Brewers, though, so he’s probably going to be unavailable for one of the team’s games in Washington.|
|Matt Harvey, RHP||Harvey gave up nine runs, six of them earned, in just two-and-two-thirds innings. His defense did him absolutely no favors in a nightmare of a third inning in which the game unraveled, but he gets another shot at the Nationals on Tuesday.|
|Jim Henderson, RHP||Henderson pitched twice, allowing two runs in one inning against the Nationals but no runs in one inning against the Brewers. Still, that gave him a 9.00 ERA for the week.|
|Steven Matz, LHP||Matz came back from his brief absence from the rotation looking fantastic. He gave up two runs in seven innings with eight strikeouts and no walks.|
|Addison Reed, RHP||Reed threw four scoreless innings this week, with five strikeouts and one walk, continuing an excellent month of May.|
|Hansel Robles, RHP||Hansel, so hot right now.|
|Noah Syndergaard, RHP||So this is pretty great: 14 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 21 K, 0 BB, 0.00 ERA, 0.07 FIP.|
|Logan Verrett, RHP||The strikeouts and walks were upside down, but Verret managed to throw two-and-two-thirds scoreless innings.|