It’s been a while since we could say this, but the Mets’ pitching staff had a pretty good week, even though the team lost two of three to the Padres and missed an opportunity to sweep the Pirates by blowing a save on Saturday night. The meters are a bit late this week, so as a reminder, they only cover those two series.
Jacob deGrom nearly went the distance in his lone start of the week but finished with eight-and-one-third innings, ten strikeouts, one walk, and one run allowed. He’s looked fantastic lately.
We learned that Jeruys Familia will soon see a doctor to figure out a throwing plan as he attempts to make it back from surgery to remove a blood clot.
In a game that he factored into offensively, too, Robert Gsellman pitched pretty well.
Over the course of two starts, Matt Harvey had ten strikeouts in eleven innings and a 2.45 ERA. His walks were still high, but this was as encouraging a week as he’s had thus far this year.
Tommy Milone is still on the DL. Same goes for Noah Syndergaard.
Rafael Montero made a start for the Mets on Thursday night and gave up three runs in three innings before he was finally optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
In his major league debut, Tyler Pill was shaky when he entered a game in the tenth inning in Pittsburgh, and one of the baserunners he allowed to reach ultimately won the game for the Pirates.
Addison Reed blew a save on Saturday night and had a 6.00 ERA for the week, far from his finest work.
Neil Ramirez threw one-and-one-third innings and didn’t allow any runs—with a little bit of help from a bullpen friend.
It wasn’t all bad for Fernando Salas, but he ended the week with a 5.40 ERA.
Josh Smoker had a 9.00 ERA in two innings over this stretch.
Paul Sewald threw six innings with seven strikeouts, a walk, and a 1.50 ERA and seems to be in what’s commonly being referred to as Terry Collins’s circle of trust. He’s been excellent so far in his young major league career.
Zack Wheeler gave up three runs in six innings, which left him with a 4.50 ERA for the week, though that third run scored in large part because Neil Walker botched what should have been a double play in Pittsburgh on Saturday night.