With another week of the Mets’ season in the books, the team’s pitching continues to be bizarre. There’s far more red in this meter than you’d like to see, but a few of the pitchers did really well as the Mets went 4-2 against the Marlins and Phillies. So let’s get to it.
As good as he generally is, Jerry Blevins has struggled lately. He had a 4.50 ERA for the week, and it’s been a little while since his last good week.
Chase Bradford had an 11.57 ERA for the week, which isn’t ideal.
There’s no doubt that Jacob deGrom has been the Mets’ best pitcher lately, and aside from two disastrous starts, he’s been the best pitcher on the team this season. He probably wouldn’t be challenging a healthy Noah Syndergaard for that title just yet, but Syndergaard isn’t healthy. And deGrom was absolutely dominant in his lone start of the week as he went seven innings, gave up one run, struck out twelve, and walked just one.
Josh Edgin had a 0.00 ERA for the week. That works.
There hasn’t been much in the way of updates on Jeurys Familia.
Erik Goeddel, who returned from the minors to make his season debut in a Mets uniform, had a 3.00 ERA for the week. That might be a generous green arrow, but I think the meter will be okay.
Robert Gsellman got hurt, but before he did, he had a 9.00 ERA for the week. He’s on the disabled list now.
Matt Harvey remains on the disabled list.
Seth Lugo, who was once on the disabled list, had a pretty good start with three runs, two of which were earned, allowed in six innings.
Steven Matz was excellent with seven scoreless innings in his lone start of the week.
Coming off a very surprising string of success, Rafael Montero had and ugly 5.68 ERA for the week, but he deserved at least slightly better than that as one of the four runs he allowed on Sunday afternoon scored from second base on a freak wild pitch. He’s going to have to do a lot more to prove he belongs in the majors, but this wasn’t your typical ugly Montero start.
Neil Ramirez, who is still pitching in major league games for the 2017 Mets, had a 13.50 ERA.
Addison Reed, however, was excellent. He didn’t allow any runs in three-and-one-third innings of work.
Fernando Salas was the opposite of excellent with a 13.50 ERA.
Paul Sewald looks like one of the better relief pitchers to have come up from the Mets’ minor league system in a little while. He didn’t allow any runs in four innings.
Like several of his peers, Josh Smoker is still on the DL.
Noah Syndergaard is still there, too.
Zack Wheeler had a weird start. He didn’t allow any earned runs, but he did give up two runs and only lasted three-and-two-thirds innings. It wasn’t a good start.