For the first time in a long time, it wasn’t disheartening to create the pitcher meter. With a couple of important pitchers back after extended stints on the disabled list and improved performance from a couple of others, it was nearly a perfect week of pitching. The Mets split a two-game miniseries in Texas and took three of four from the Braves in Atlanta—in no small part because of these results.
Jerry Blevins has been great this year but had a 5.40 ERA over this stretch. We’ll be saying hello to Jerry again soon, no doubt.
The past couple of starts from Jacob deGrom has been, uh, not so good. He had an 18.00 ERA in one start this week.
Josh Edgin continues to be a surprisingly effective pitcher this year and totaled one inning in three appearances over this week without allowing any runs.
There’s still no significant update on Jeurys Familia’s potential return this year.
Robert Gsellman started the season awfully, but he’s been awfully good lately. He went six-and-two-thirds and didn’t allow any runs in his start this week.
Speaking of starters who didn’t allow any runs, Matt Harvey did the same, though his high pitch count limited him to five innings.
Seth Lugo came off the disabled list and was excellent in his start against the Braves on Sunday afternoon, as he gave up just one run in seven innings and struck out six.
And speaking of starters who came off the disabled list and gave up one run over seven innings, Steven Matz did that on Saturday.
Tyler Pill only made one relief appearance, but it was a success. He’s since been optioned to Triple-A to make room for the Mets’ flurry of disabled list activations.
Neil Ramirez had a good week. Really.
There was a lot of concern about Addison Reed’s performance early in the year, but he’s looked more like his dominant Mets self lately. He threw three-and-two-thirds scoreless this week.
Fernando Salas had a 10.80 ERA.
Paul Sewald had an 18.00 ERA.
Josh Smoker had a 9.00 ERA.
It’ll still be a while before Noah Syndergaard returns.
Like Lugo and Matz after him, Zack Wheeler went seven innings and allowed just one run, out-dueling the excellent Yu Darvish on Wednesday night in Texas.