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Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, July 3-9

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

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It’s been a weird season. In the process of crafting these typically-fun meters about the Mets, it’s been a rarity to generate one about the pitchers that looks good. And in this particular edition, there are more poop emojis than up arrows, which is not so great. On the whole, Mets pitchers had a 6.26 ERA for the week that spanned July 3-9. Believe it or not, that was only the third-worst ERA for the week among baseball’s thirty teams. But at the break, Mets pitchers have a 4.94 ERA, which is also the third-worst mark in the game—better than only the Reds and Orioles, two teams that play in parks much friendlier to hitters.

Anyway, here’s how the Mets’ pitchers did individually over this particular week of baseball.

It has now been a long time since Jerry Blevins had a good week, and this one was among his very worst as a Met. He pitched in two games, recorded just one out in total, and had an 81.00 ERA and 60.15 FIP for the week. It’s an incredibly tiny sample, but the results were about as ugly as it gets.

Chase Bradford only threw two-thirds of an inning on the week but wasn’t charged with any runs.

Jacob deGrom, who had been on a dominant roll, went seven innings in St. Louis but gave up four solo home runs to finish his week with a 5.14 ERA. He’ll probably be just fine, but that was an odd start for him.

Although he’s mostly been a pleasant surprise this year, Josh Edgin had a 9.00 ERA for the week.

Jeurys Familia remains on the disabled list.

Erik Goeddel, whose continued inclusion on the 40-man roster has befuddled some folks who follow the Mets closely, had a 13.50 ERA for the week. He now has a 4.76 ERA in his brief time in the big leagues this year with nearly as many walks as strikeouts.

A hamstring injury kept Robert Gsellman on the disabled list for the week, and Matt Harvey is still sidelined with his shoulder thing.

Seth Lugo threw eight innings and nearly matched that number with his 7.88 ERA.

Steven Matz made two starts, barely struck anyone out, and had a 3.97 ERA for the week. It wasn’t a disaster, but it wasn’t good.

Rafael Montero was among the team’s worst in ERA with a 13.50 for the week. Neil Ramirez had a 13.50 ERA, too!

Addison Reed threw a scoreless inning, which made him one of the team’s best pitchers for the week.

Fernando Salas was part of the 13.50 ERA crew. He now has a 6.44 ERA on the season, and if the Mets had viable relief arms, it’s hard to imagine he’d still be on the 25-man roster. But they don’t.

Paul Sewald’s 4.50 ERA looks much better in comparison to his peers, at least.

Josh Smoker is working on a rehab assignment as he makes his way back after that marathon relief outing in June.

Noah Syndergaard is still on the disabled list, too.

And last but not least, Zack Wheeler had a 3.00 ERA for the week, which is downright impressive in the context of all of this.