The Mets’ pitching staff has been pretty bad all year, which makes the past week pretty impressive in comparison. There were still a couple of really bad starts in the mix, but for one of the rare times this season, the vast majority of the team’s pitchers were either decent, pretty good, or great. The Mets will need their pitching to be a whole lot better next year if they are to contend, and any signs of that over these next few weeks would make the upcoming offseason slightly more bearable.
Jerry Blevins had a 3.00 ERA in three innings with five strikeouts and one walk. That’s good enough for the green arrow.
Chasen Bradford did slightly better than that with three-and-one-third scoreless.
Undoubtedly the Mets’ best pitcher, Jacob deGrom went six-and-two-thirds, struck out nine, didn’t allow any runs, and probably would have completed seven scoreless innings if he hadn’t been hit on the back of his right arm by a line drive. He’s okay, though, which is great.
Jeurys Familia remains on the disabled list.
Chris Flexen had a decent pair of starts that saw him total just 10.2 innings, but he had a 4.22 ERA with nine strikeouts (good) and seven walks (bad).
Erik Goeddel was just good enough with his 3.00 ERA.
Robert Gsellman and Matt Harvey remain sidelined, though Harvey’s first rehab outing was not exactly inspiring.
Seth Lugo had an 8.44 ERA in his lone start.
Steven Matz, who had struggled for a long stretch, had a 3.18 ERA in his start, which lasted five-and-two-thirds innings.
If Rafael Montero weren’t starting tonight, it would be a lot more tempting to attend the Mets’ game in The Bronx. He gave up four runs in three innings in his only appearance last week.
AJ Ramos was part of the 3.00 ERA Club this week.
Believe it or not, Hansel Robles threw three-and-two-thirds innings and didn’t give up any runs.
Paul Sewald had a similar week with three-and-one-third scoreless frames.
Josh Smoker had a 3.86 ERA for the week, which is passable.
Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler remain sidelined by injuries.