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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, August 15-21

A quick review of how the Mets’ pitchers fared over the past week.

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The Mets’ pitching staff has undoubtedly been the backbone of the team this season, despite some health hiccups along the way. But recently, the pitchers have struggled much more than usual, which has made it a bit more difficult for the Mets to climb back into serious wild card contention. Here’s how they performed over the past week of games.

Player -- 8/15-21 Comment
Jerry Blevins, LHP -- Blevins made three appearances, totaling 2.0 innings, and gave up four hits but struck out three and didn’t allow any runs.
Bartolo Colon, RHP -- Colon had one bad start in Arizona, which was masked a bit by three of his five runs being unearned, and one good one in San Francisco.
Jacob deGrom, RHP -- deGrom had his worst start of the year, allowing eight runs in five innings.
Josh Edgin, LHP -- Edgin had a 27.00 ERA in 1.1 innings and then got sent back to Las Vegas.
Jeurys Familia, RHP -- Familia saved a couple of games and threw 2.1 scoreless innings in total.
Erik Goeddel, RHP -- Goeddel’s stretch of good performance ended a little while ago, and after allowing five runs in 1.1 innings, he found himself back in Vegas.
Matt Harvey, RHP -- Harvey’s season came to an end with surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.
Jim Henderson, RHP -- -- Henderson came off the DL but hasn't pitched yet.
Seth Lugo, RHP -- While the overall 3.60 ERA for the week isn’t spectacular, Lugo made two relief appearances totaling 3.1 innings before making an emergency spot start for Steven Matz, and he lasted 6.2 innings in that start. He gave up three runs in the process, which really isn’t too shabby given the cirucmstances.
Steven Matz, LHP -- Matz isn’t on the DL, but he didn’t make his lone scheduled start over this span after feeling some discomfort in his shoulder.
Jon Niese, LHP -- Niese had a 7.71 ERA in 4.2 innings. That is bad.
Addison Reed, RHP -- It was just another good week for Reed.
Hansel Robles, RHP -- It was not a good week for Robles.
Josh Smoker, LHP -- Smoker finally got to make his major league debut and gave up two runs, one of which was unearned, in two appearances totaling one inning.
Noah Syndergaard, RHP -- Across 13.2 innings, Syndergaard allowed just two earned runs, and he threw eight scoreless innings last night in San Francisco.
Gabriel Ynoa, RHP -- Ynoa gave up three runs in his only inning of work before heading back down to Vegas.