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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, September 12-18

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

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The Mets might not be rolling out the pitchers everyone expected to see when the season began, but the pitching staff is still managing to perform really well. Despite a terrible outing from Rafael Montero this week, the Mets had a 2.41 ERA as a team, the second-best mark in all of baseball over that span. Mets starters had a 2.61 ERA, while Mets relievers had a 2.16 ERA, a well-balanced run prevention performance. Let’s look at how the pitchers fared individually.

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Jerry Blevins, LHP Blevins threw two innings, struck out four, and didn’t walk anyone. One-and-one-third of those innings came in his four-out save on Sunday.
Bartolo Colon, RHP Colon struck out six, walked two, and gave up no runs in seven innings against the Twins on Friday night, which got the Mets started on the right foot as they began their three-game sweep.
Jacob deGrom, RHP deGrom has a nerve issue in his right elbow, which is far better than other potential elbow problems, but his season is over.
Josh Edgin, LHP Edgin threw one-and-one-third scoreless innings.
Jeurys Familia, RHP Familia had a hiccup with a couple of runs allowed in a blown save on Tuesday, but the Mets picked him up and won that game. He pitched twice more this week, each time throwing a scoreless inning.
Sean Gilmartin, LHP As was the case for most of the bullpen, Gilmartin didn’t allow any runs. He pitched two innings.
Erik Goeddel, RHP It wasn’t easy, but Goeddel got the job done on Sunday with one-and-a-third innings in which he inherited and got out of a jam before throwing a scoreless inning of his own.
Robert Gsellman, RHP Gsellman bounced back nicely from a not-so-great start with 5.2 innings and no runs allowed. He struck out four and now has a 3.08 ERA and 3.29 FIP in his first 26.1 innings in the majors.
Jim Henderson, RHP Henderson threw one-third of an inning without much issue.
Seth Lugo, RHP He wasn’t at his sharpest, but Lugo managed to allow just one run in five innings against the Twins.
Steven Matz, LHP Matz is still working on a return to the rotation, which would be a welcome surprise.
Rafael Montero, RHP Montero had a dreadful start, as he gave up six runs in 1.2 innings on five hits and four walks. He was removed from the Mets’ rotation following that game.
Addison Reed, RHP With five strikeouts, no walks, and no runs allowed in there innings, Reed further established himself as one of the best relievers in baseball this season.
Hansel Robles, RHP Robles had a 4.50 ERA for the week because of the very long home run he surrendered to Byron Buxton. Luckily, that didn’t cost the Mets the game.
Fernando Salas, RHP Salas pitched four innings and gave up two solo home runs in the process. That’s not ideal.
Josh Smoker, LHP Smoker struck out six batters and walked one in 2.1 scoreless innings. He’s been looking much better since a rough start to his major league career.
Noah Syndergaard, RHP Syndergaard struck out ten, walked one, and allowed just one run in seven outstanding innings.
Logan Verrett, RHP Verrett struck out three batters and didn’t allow any runs in 1.2 innings. That’s an improvement.
Gabriel Ynoa, RHP Ynoa had a rough relief outing against the Nationals, during which he allowed two runs in two innings, but he was much better in his start against the Twins, with eight strikeouts, one walk, and one run allowed in 4.2 innings.