The Mets had an interesting week pitching-wise, with Matz and Bart trending up, Noah getting ejected, and Harvey all over the map. The bullpen showed its flaws and strengths, with any pen move to someone who isn't Reed or Blevins a bit of a crapshoot. They'll need more consistency in the coming months, but may be starting to get there.
Jerry Blevins, Bartolo Colon, and Steven Matz are trending up this week.
This meter covers the Mets' games from Monday, May 23, through Sunday, May 29.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Antonio Bastardo||A second bad week in a row from Bastardo, who allowed two runs in three appearances.|
|Jerry Blevins||Blevins should've been used last night in the ninth, and the lefty specialist has continued proving his worth.|
|Bartolo Colon||Bart rebounded to have two nice starts this week, with a 65 and 55 game score for both. He's been a bit rocky lately, but hopefully this represents a return to general form.|
|Jacob deGrom||Hello, Jacob. Fancy seeing you 'round these green parts. deGrom struck out seven and allowed just six base runners and one run against the Dodgers. His velocity is ticking back up, and his peripherals are joining back up with his ERA.|
|Jeurys Familia||Jeurys imploded in his two appearances against the Dodgers, allowing six runs in just two innings. He doesn't have nearly the command he did last season, and it's showing in his results and strikeout rate.|
|Matt Harvey||The results still weren't there last week in his lone start, one many thought would be skipped. He allowed five runs in five innings, walking more batters than he struck out.|
|Jim Henderson||Henderson struck out plenty of batters, but allowed runs in both of his appearances this week.|
|Steven Matz||Steven Matz probably wouldn't have been anyone's pick for most consistent Mets pitcher this year, but all he's done since his first terrible start is dominate. He threw eight shutout innings, and has a 5.6:1 K:BB ratio, 2.36 ERA, and 2.55 FIP this year. He's as good as advertised.|
|Addison Reed||Reed continued to get batters out when called upon, and now has a 2.08 ERA and 1.82 FIP on the season. With Familia struggling, he may see a save chance or two in the upcoming week.|
|Hansel Robles||Bad Hansel Robles showed up this week, and gave up three runs in 1.2 innings against the Dodgers.|
|Noah Syndergaard||Syndergaard was cruising before his inexplicable ejection for throwing a fastball within a foot-and-a-half of Chase Utley in the third inning of a game against the Dodgers. He's not gonna lose the Dickey fireball just because umpires forget how warnings work.|
|Logan Verrett||Verrett gave up a home run in long relief, but otherwise was generally passable. A 3.86 ERA for the week will get you a sideways arrow.|