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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, May 1-7

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

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You might not know if from the Matt Harvey suspension and the reactions to it, but the Mets had a pretty good week. They won both of their series, taking two of three in Atlanta—before getting rained out in the fourth game of the series shortly after the game got underway—and taking two of three from the Marlins at home over the weekend. They’re at 14-16 now, which isn’t good, but given the way things have gone for them and the rest of the National League, Nationals aside, they’re not in that bad of a place.

But for the second-straight week, the Mets’ pitching was not good. It’s going to be a lot easier for that to happen with Noah Syndergaard out for the next couple of months, at least, but the rest of the Mets’ rotation should be pitching better than it did over this stretch. In total, Mets pitchers had a 5.94 ERA this week, the third-worst mark in baseball, and their bullpen’s 2.13 ERA was the seventh-best over that span.

That’s all a roundabout way of getting to this point: Mets starters had a 9.43 ERA for the week. Let’s go to the individual performances.

May 1-7

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Player Last Week This Week Comment
Jerry Blevins, LHP - + With a couple of scoreless innings pitched, Blevins lowered his ERA on the season to 0.82.
Jacob deGrom, RHP + - deGrom gave up five runs in five innings in his lone start of the week, an atypically poor performance.
Josh Edgin, LHP + + I wouldn't have picked Edgin to last more than a couple weeks in the major league bullpen, but he's been much better than expected. And he had a 0.00 ERA for this week.
Jeurys Familia - + Familia didn't walk anyone and threw two innings without allowing a run, either.
Sean Gilmartin, LHP - He didn't pitch and was sent down to Vegas during the week.
Robert Gsellman - - Gsellman's second start went better than his first, but he still finished the week with 1.80 K/9 and a 7.20 ERA
Matt Harvey, RHP - Harvey got rocked in his only start and got suspended for the weekend that would have included his second start.
Rafael Montero, RHP If there were emojis in these tables, it wouldn't be hard to choose which one to use here.
Addison Reed, RHP - + Reed was fanastic, with three shutout innings, no walks, and plenty of strikeouts.
Hansel Robles, RHP + + With 2.2 innings and no runs allowed, Robles continued his recent success. After a brutal start to his season, he's sitting on a 1.56 ERA.
Fernando Salas, RHP - + He might not have struck anyone out, but Salas had a 2.70 ERA in 3.1 innings.
Paul Sewald, RHP + Sewald came back up from Las Vegas and managed to put up a 1.42 ERA and 1.26 FIP in 6.1 innings, by far his best week yet in the big leagues.
Josh Smoker, LHP - - He struck out 13.50 per nine but had a 13.50 ERA for the week.
Noah Syndergaard - INJ Syndergaard will be out a few months with his partially-torn lat.
Zack Wheeler, RHP + Officially speaking, Wheeler never pitched, as his start and a 3-1 Mets lead were erased by rain in Atlanta.
Adam Wilk, LHP - Called up to start in Harvey's place, Wilk got shelled.