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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, August 29-September 4

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

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The Mets’ pitching staff had a good week as the team took three of four from the Marlins and two of three from the Nationals. The team’s 2.53 ERA for the week was the fourth-best mark in baseball, and its 3.48 FIP ranked seventh. Despite not having Matt Harvey or Zack Wheeler around for the rest of the season or Steven Matz around for at least the week covered by this meter, the Mets’ pitching staff remains a strength.

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Jerry Blevins, LHP Blevins had an 18.00 ERA for the week, albeit in just one toal inning of work.
Bartolo Colon, RHP Colon gave up just two runs, one of which was unearned, in seven innings in his lone start of the week. He’s been really good this year.
Jacob deGrom, RHP deGrom gave up three runs in five innings and went on the shelf for at least one start with inflammation in his right forearm.
Jeurys Familia, RHP Familia threw 4.1 innings, struck out six, didn’t walk anyone, didn’t allow any runs, and gave up just one hit. He’s pretty good.
Sean Gilmartin, LHP Gilmartin hadn’t had a good week in a while but threw two scoreless frames in this one.
Robert Gsellman, RHP Gsellman allowed one run on six hits in six innings in his lone start of the week and is looking pretty good at the major league level.
Jim Henderson, RHP Re-read the Blevins blurb and you’ve got Henderson’s, too.
Seth Lugo, RHP Yep, Seth Lugo has already earned a fireball. In two starts, he gave up three runs in 13.0 innings, good for a 2.08 ERA on the week. And the second start came in the Mets’ rubber game against the Nationals on Sunday night.
Steven Matz, LHP Matz is still out because of his left shoulder, and there isn’t a clear timetable for his return yet.
Rafael Montero, RHP -- Summoned from Double-A Binghamton to join the Mets’ rotation, Montero walked a staggering six batters in five innings, but he gave up just two hits and didn’t allow any runs.
Addison Reed, RHP It wasn’t a perfect week for Reed, but it was another gerat one, as he threw four innings and allowed only one run.
Hansel Robles, RHP Streakiness is often overstated in baseball, but damn if Robles isn’t the streakiest relief pitcher out there. He was the good version of himself as he threw three scoreless innings and lowered his ERA from 4.14 to 3.95 in the process.
Fernando Salas, RHP -- Acquired by the Mets just before the waiver trade deadline, the veteran righty threw a couple of scoreless innings with three strikeouts and no walks.
Josh Smoker, LHP Smoker struck out five in 2.2 innings but allowed three runs, too.
Noah Syndergaard, RHP Syndergaard gave up two runs in seven innings in his lone start of the week. His 2.56 ERA this season is the third-best mark in baseball among qualified starters.
Logan Verett, RHP -- Back from the minors, Verrett threw one scoreless inning.