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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, April 17-23, 2017

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

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The Mets went just 1-5 in the six games they played over the last week of baseball. For the most part, that was not the fault of their pitchers. There were some stinkers among the individual performances, but there were no awful starts by anyone in the rotation, and even for a team with a rotation like the one the Mets currently have, that’s a good thing.

Collectively, the Mets have a 3.50 ERA thus far this year, the fifth-best mark in all of baseball. Their 3.33 FIP ranks second, trailing only the Indians, as they’ve struck out 9.48 opposing batters per nine while walking 3.16 and allowing 0.94 home runs per nine. Given the Mets’ propensity early this year to play extra-inning games, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the team has thrown the most innings in baseball at 182.1.

There’s no question that Noah Syndergaard has been the Mets’ pitcher to this point, as he’s sporting a 1.73 ERA and 0.71 FIP, but Jacob deGrom’s right up there, too, with a 2.55 ERA and 2.57 FIP, respectively. And while he has an ugly 4.83 FIP, Matt Harvey has managed a 2.84 ERA through his first four starts of the year, which is really tough to complain about.

April 17-23

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Player Last Week This Week Comment
Jerry Blevins, LHP + + Blevins put together a scoreless week, and it seems like he might be a bit underrated within the game. He now has a 2.14 ERA as a Met, going back to the 2015 season.
Jacob deGrom, RHP + - deGrom gave up three runs in five-and-two-thirds innings. He walked six, which is no good, but he struck out ten, which is a nice thing despite all of the other results.
Josh Edgin, LHP - + With a couple of strikeouts in 1.1 innings, it was a fine week for Edgin.
Jeurys Familia = In his return from his suspension, Familia wasn't super sharp, as he walked four, including one walk that forced in the Nationals' go-ahead and eventual game-winning run in extras on Friday night. He struck out six, which is good, but his 0.00 ERA for the week is slightly deceiving.
Sean Gilmartin, LHP + He only threw two-thirds of an inning but got a strikeout, allowed a hit, and didn't allow any runs.
Robert Gsellman - + Gsellman gave up three runs in seven innings with seven strikeouts and a walk in his lone start. That'll do.
Matt Harvey, RHP + + Like Gsellman, Harvey gave up three runs in seven innings. He had just two strikeouts and walked two.
Rafael Montero, RHP + - Montero gave up four runs in one-third of an inning before he was finally sent down to Las Vegas.
Addison Reed, RHP - + Although he wasn't perfect, as he gave up one run in three innings, Reed was otherwise much like his dominant self.
Hansel Robles, RHP = + Robles threw three innings, struck out four, walked one, and didn't surrender any runs.
Fernando Salas, RHP - - Believe it or not, Salas only pitched twice for a total of one inning over this stretch. Unfortunately, he gave up a run in that brief time.
Josh Smoker, LHP + - Smoker had an 8.10 ERA in 3.1 innings thanks in large part to the home run he allowed. He's at a 4.46 ERA and 3.62 FIP through 9.2 innings this season.
Noah Syndergaard + = Although he struck out a staggering ten batters in seven innings and didn't walk anyone—and still hasn't walked anyone this season—Syndergaard gave up five runs in seven innings. Two of them were unearned, which gave him the same 3.86 ERA as Harvey and Gsellman for the week.
Zack Wheeler, RHP + + Wheeler had 13 strikeouts and 4 walks across 12 innings and finished the week with a 3.75 ERA. He looked a bit better than even that refelcts, though, and that's very encouraging moving forward.