As has been the case for all but one brief stretch this year the Mets’ pitching was the team’s biggest problem as it put together a 3-4 week against the Cubs and Nationals. Despite a couple of outstanding starts, the overall numbers for the week—5.57 ERA, 5.99 FIP—were awful. But here’s how the pitchers did individually.
Jerry Blevins, who’s been very good this year, wasn’t so good this week. He had a 5.40 ERA for the week.
Jacob deGrom was by the star of the show here, as he pitched a complete game against the Cubs and threw eight great innings against the Nationals. He had a 0.53 ERA for the week.
Lefty Josh Edgin had a 9.00 ERA for the week, though he’s still been relatively dependable.
There hasn’t been much new information on Jeurys Familia’s return from surgery recently.
Robert Gsellman had been on a roll but got shellacked in his lone start of the week. He had a 12.60 ERA.
Things weren’t much better for Matt Harvey, who had a 9.00 ERA and then hit the disabled list with a shoulder injury.
Seth Lugo’s 4.05 ERA for the week looks pretty good in the context of all this.
Steven Matz went seven innings but gave up four runs—and three home runs—on his way to a 5.14 ERA.
Mets fans didn’t want him back, but Rafael Montero had a good week. He threw three innings without walking anyone or giving up any runs. Yes, really.
Neil Ramirez just barely got the up arrow with a 3.38 ERA for the week.
Addison Reed didn’t dominate but ended the week with a 3.00 ERA himself.
It’s still a struggle for Fernando Salas, who had 20.25 ERA for the week and now has a 6.14 ERA for the season.
Thank goodness for Paul Sewald, who had a 2.25 ERA in four innings and has been just about the only pleasant surprise in the bullpen.
Josh Smoker had a four-inning outing in which he threw over eighty pitches to help bail out the rest of the Mets’ bullpen. But he’s on the disabled list now.
Noah Syndergaard won’t begin throwing for a bit yet.
And finally, Zack Wheeler had the worst start of his major league career as he went just one-and-two-thirds innings and had a 43.20 ERA. Yikes.