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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, September 19-25

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

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The Mets have pitched well in spite of a slew of injuries to their starting pitchers generally, but over the past week, the staff struggled as a whole over the last seven days. The team’s 5.26 ERA over the last seven days was the sixth-worst mark among Major League Baseball’s thirty teams, but there were at least a couple of good individual performances along the way.

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Jerry Blevins, LHP Blevins had a 13.50 ERA for the week, albeit in just 1.1 innings.
Bartolo Colon, RHP Colon gave up two runs—frustratingly, on a home run by Anthony Recker—in another good start, this time throwing 6.2 innings.
Josh Edgin, LHP Edgin’s 6.00 ERA wasn’t good, but the rest of his stats—four strikeouts in three innings with just one walk—were somewhat encouraging.
Jeurys Familia, RHP Familia had a rare bad week, as he gave up three run sin 3.1 innings. Both of his appearances lasted five outs.
Sean Gilmartin, LHP Gilmartin made a spot start on Saturday night and two relief appearances. He had a 16.88 ERA over 2.2 innings in total. Yikes.
Erik Goeddel, RHP Goeddel threw two-and-two-thirds scoreless innings, though that line would be different if not for Hansel Robles inducing an inning-ending double play after he departed Friday night’s game.
Robert Gsellman, RHP Gsellman made two starts, threw 12.1 innings, and finished the week with a 1.46 ERA and 1.84 FIP. Excellent.
Jim Henderson, RHP Henederson threw two-and-a-third scoreless innings, though he did walk in a run with the bases loaded before the Mets came back on Thursday.
Seth Lugo, RHP Lugo allowed three runs—and two home runs—in five innings of work in his lone start. It was far from disastrous, but it brought him up to a 2.61 ERA on the season.
Steven Matz, LHP Matz's latest attempt to reutrn to the rotation as postponed by more soreness.
Rafael Montero, RHP Montero made three relief appearances, and one of them was the five-run nightmare on Saturday night against the Phillies. He had a 9.64 ERA for the week.
Addison Reed, RHP Reed has been so good that it was pretty shocking to see him give up a three-run home run—and four runs in total—over the course of two innings. He probably still shouldn’t have been pulled for Josh Smoker in a game that should be erased from Mets history, though.
Hansel Robles, RHP Robles threw 4.1 innings, struck out five batters, walked two, didn’t allow any runs, and pitched the bulk of those innings finishing the Mets’ multi-pitcher effort on Friday night.
Fernando Salas, RHP Salas had a 2.25 ERA with five strikeouts and no walks. It’s always preferable that a relief pitcher doesn’t allow any runs, but that’s pretty good.
Josh Smoker, LHP Smoker gave up two runs in two innings that spanned four appearances, though both of those runs scored in his second inning of work in the Mets’ Friday night win.
Noah Syndergaard, RHP Syndergaard had a rare bad start. After dominating the Braves in the first inning, he gave up five runs on five strikeouts, three walks, and eight hits in the next two-and-two-thirds innings.
Logan Verrett, RHP Verrett had a 6.80 ERA in a couple appearances out of the bullpen.
Gabriel Ynoa, RHP Ynoa gave up two runs in two innings in his start on Friday night before Terry Collins pinch hit for him and went to the bullpen for the rest of the game.