For the most part, this pitcher meter looks pretty ugly. The Mets’ pitching staff has been one of the bigger disappointments both in this season of baseball and recent Mets history. There were some standout performances here, but there was a whole lot of ugly. Fortunately, the team bounced back the four-game sweep it suffered in Los Angeles with a three-game sweep of the also-disappointing San Francisco Giants.
Typically reliable, Jerry Blevins had his second bad week in a row. That’s been a rare occurrence for the lefty in his time with the Mets, but he had a 5.40 ERA and had more walks than strikeouts for the week.
This wasn’t the first time a pitcher with his last name took the mound in a Mets uniform, but Chase Bradford made his major league debut and threw a scoreless inning.
Jacob deGrom has been phenomenal lately, and his most recent start—with eight innings pitched and just one run allowed—continued an excellent stretch.
Unfortunately, Josh Edgin had an 18.00 ERA for the week.
Jeurys Familia remains sidelined.
Erik Goeddel, who threw some pretty good major league innings not all that long ago but struggled mightily in Las Vegas this year, rejoined the Mets for the first time in a while. And he threw one-and-one-third scoreless innings.
Robert Gsellman had a very ugly start. He gave up eight runs, one of which was unearned, walked more than he struck out, and gave up four home runs in four-and-one-third innings pitched.
Matt Harvey is still on the DL with his shoulder injury.
Seth Lugo gave up four runs in five-and-two-thirds innings. His 6.35 ERA for the week is certainly bad but doesn’t look quite as awful compared to some of his peers.
Lefty Steven Matz struck out eight in six innings, but he walked five and gave up two home runs and three runs in total. It was by no means a disaster of an outing, but it still wasn’t good.
Rafael Montero had a 1.93 ERA and 1.85 FIP in two outings totaling 9.1 innings. And while we generally stick with bWAR for pitchers, it’s a fun fact that Montero led the Mets’ pitching staff in fWAR over this stretch. Yes, all of these things are actually true.
Tyler Pill had a jagged little 7.50 ERA for the week, which consisted of one six-inning start.
Neil Ramirez had astronomical strikeout and walk rates in two outings and a high ERA. What a surprise.
It was a so-so week for Addison Reed, who gave up a run in his two total innings.
Fernando Salas continued to struggle with a 4.15 ERA for the week.
Paul Sewald had a 10.13 ERA fot the week, and his 8.39 FIP was ugly, too.
Josh Smoker and Noah Syndergaard are still hurt.
Zack Wheeler made another truly poor start, this time throwing two innings and coming out of the game with a 31.50 ERA.