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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, April 10-16, 2017

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

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The Mets’ pitching staff didn’t exactly go unnoticed coming into the 2017 season, and thus far, the top end of the rotation has been as good as advertised. Overall, the team’s numbers aren’t quite as good as you would expect, and over the past seven days, Mets pitchers had a 4.17 ERA that ranked 20th in baseball. It was a bit of a weird week.

Here’s how the individual pitchers on the team did over the past week.

April 10-16, 2017

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Player Last Week This Week Comment
Jerry Blevins, LHP + + Blevins threw three innings total in five appearances, didn't allow any runs, and got around a bit of a walk issue.
Jacob deGrom, RHP + + I'd still take Syndergaard as my favorite to contend for a Cy Young, but deGrom's 2.77 ERA over two starts wasn't even his best work and still compares favorably to most of the rest of baseball.
Josh Edgin, LHP + - The lefty had a 9.00 ERA in three innings and figures to be one of the players on the bubble when Jeurys Familia returns from his suspenion.
Robert Gsellman = - Gsellman's second start made his first one look good.
Matt Harvey, RHP + + Harvey was outstanding in a pair of starts, finishing with a 2.31 ERA over 11.2 innings pitched. And he had 8.49 K/9 for the week, an uptick from his strikeout rate in his first start. Overall, he looks about as good as anyone could have hoped at this stage of the season.
Rafael Montero, RHP - + Montero only threw one-and-two-thirds innings and needed a little help to keep his ERA at 0.00, but he did it.
Addison Reed, RHP + - Reed had a very rare bad week as a Met, with a 5.79 ERA over 4.2 innings. He gave up the home run in the Marlins' walk-off win on Sunday.
Hansel Robles, RHP - = Robles threw 5.2 innings, served up a grand slam that mostly didn't affect his line—see his 1.59 ERA for the week—and pitched two innings while completely gassed to finish the Mets' 16-inning win over Miami.
Fernando Salas, RHP + - Salas had a 7.36 ERA and 10.02 FIP for the week. He'll be fine but this was a rough one.
Paul Sewald, RHP - = With just one appearance early in the week, Sewald was optioned to Las Vegas.
Josh Smoker, LHP - + Smoker was downright dominant in 4.2 scoreless innings of work, three of which came in a row in the Mets' super-long 16-inning game on Thursday night.
Noah Syndergaard ++ + With six innings pitched, one run allowed, and four strikeouts, he wasn't at his most dominant and was still very good. And he still hasn't walked anyone yet this season.
Zack Wheeler, RHP - + Wheeler bouned back from a poor first start with a great second one. His ERA would have looked better if he hadn't loaded the bases and given way to Hansel Robles, who immediately allowed a grand slam to plate all of Wheeler's baserunners.