Writing about the Mets pitchers and their performance has not exactly been an exercise in praise this year, but this week’s meter for them is one of the better ones there has been in a while. And don’t get me wrong, there’s still plenty of bad stuff here, but it’s nice to see some green arrows every once in a while.
Jerry Blevins didn’t allow any runs in 1.2 innings, and neither did Chase Bradford in 4.1 innings.
Jacob deGrom had a 6.59 ERA over the course of two starts. Yuck
Jeurys Familia is working his way back on a rehab assignment.
Chris Flexen had a 5.06 ERA in his lone start, a number that makes him fit in nicely with the Mets’ 2017 rotation.
Erik Goeddel had a decent 3.86 ERA for the week.
Robert Gsellman returned from the disabled list and gave up three runs, two of them earned, in 5.1 innings. It was a close call, but by ERA, we’ll give him the green this week.
Matt Harvey’s second rehab start went better than his first.
Seth Lugo hit the disabled list with a shoulder impingement.
Steven Matz made yet another bad start, this time surrendering seven runs, six earned, in three-and-one-third innings. He has a 6.08 ERA and 5.03 FIP this season.
Over the course of two starts, Rafael Montero had a 2.25 ERA with 11 strikeouts and 5 walks in 12.0 innings. His outing against the Marlins on Saturday night was perhaps the best start of his major league career, and he now has a 5.47 ERA and 4.48 FIP on the season.
AJ Ramos had a 0.00 ERA for the week, and fellow reliever Hansel Robles finished the week with a 1.69.
Paul Sewald didn’t fare so well, as he had a 4.91 ERA for the week. Josh Smoker, though, put together a 0.00.
Noah Syndergaard is working his way back, and Zack Wheeler remains on the DL.