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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, August 22-28

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

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While the Mets’ hitters had a great week, it was a bit more of a mixed bag for the team’s pitching staff. There were some dominant performances, a few so-so ones, and a couple of really bad ones. Still, the team went 4-2 in the six games it played this week. Things look a little more uncertain moving forward, but here’s how everyone did over the past week.

Player 8/15-21 8/22-28 Comment
Jerry Blevins, LHP In two innings, Blevins allowed no runs.
Bartolo Colon, RHP Colon had a 5.14 ERA in his lone start. But he gave up one run in seven innings before Terry Collins left him in to pitch the eighth in a blowout, and he gave up three runs in that inning. We’ll just chalk that up to the manager and call it a good week.
Jacob deGrom, RHP deGrom followed up one his worst start ever with another dud. He’s being skipped tonight to get some rest.
Jeurys Familia, RHP He only threw two innings but both were scoreless.
Sean Gilmartin, LHP -- Gilmartin gave up two runs in his lone inning. That’s not ideal.
Erik Goeddel, RHP Goeddel made one appearance and gave up two runs in 1.2 innings.
Robert Gsellman, RHP -- Called up from the minors at the beginning of the week, Gsellman fared well in his long relief appearance behind Jon Niese and looked even better in his Sunday start against the Phillies—until he gave up three singles in the seventh, all of which came around to score when Hansel Robles took over for him. Still, he had a 3.72 ERA for the week, which isn’t spectacular, but the early signs are encouraging.
Jim Henderson, RHP -- Henderson pitched well in three of his four outings but gave up two runs in the other one and had a 4.50 ERA for the week. It would be a big boost if he could be good the rest of the way.
Seth Lugo, RHP Lugo threw five scoreless innings in his second major league start.
Steven Matz, LHP Matz went on the DL, but he’s slated to return to the mound on Thursday.
Jon Niese, LHP Niese had an 81.00 ERA and needs kneee surgery. Rough week.
Addison Reed, RHP Reed has been ridiculously good since joining the Mets.
Hansel Robles, RHP Hey, this line from last week still works: It was not a good week for Robles.
Josh Smoker, LHP Smoker had a 4.50 ERA and gave up a couple home runs, which isn’t great, but he struck out six in four innings. It’d be fun to see him succeed given his backstory.
Noah Syndergaard, RHP Noah Syndergaard is better than you at baseball.