The Mets’ pitching has been a problem all year, and for the most part, the past seven days—during which the team went 4-4—weren’t an exception. There was the usual sprinkling of success surrounded by mostly very bad results.
Jerry Blevins and Chase Bradford finished the week with a 0.00 ERA. That’ll do.
Jacob deGrom made one start, and it went exceptionally well, as he struck out ten, walked one, and gave up just one run in 7.2 innings.
Jeurys Familia returned from the disabled list, pitched in one game, and got demolished to the tune of a 27.00 ERA.
Chris Flexen gave up two runs in six innings with five strikeouts and four walks in his lone start of the week, one of his better appearances in the big leagues to date.
Erik Goeddel had a 6.75 ERA for the week.
Robert Gsellman had a 2.61 ERA, but that’s a little bit deceiving, as he gave up seven runs—four of them unearned—in 10.1 innings over the course of two starts.
Matt Harvey continues to work his way back and should make a start for the Mets this weekend, even if the results in his rehab games in the minors have been less than promising.
Seth Lugo came back from his shoulder impingement and started the second game of the day-night doubleheader yesterday, but he gave up two runs in three-and-two-thirds innings.
Steven Matz underwent surgery for a nerve issue in his left elbow, and his season is over.
Kevin McGowan made just one appearance but had a 6.75 ERA.
Tommy Milone made two starts, pitched nine innings in total, and had a 6.00 ERA for the week.
Rafael Montero was part of that club, too, as he had a 7.94 ERA in a start and a relief appearance that totaled 5.2 innings.
AJ Ramos had a 1.64 ERA with 7 strikeouts and 4 walks in 5.0 innings, which seems like a perfectly AJ Ramos kind of week.
Believe it or not, Hansel Robles had been on a good roll, but that came to an end this week with a 4.50 ERA.
Paul Sewald had a 4.91 ERA for the week, though he has been one of the more promising fresh faces in the bullpen this year.
Josh Smoker was the third of the Mets’ three pitchers to finish the week without allowing any runs.
Noah Syndergaard is still working his way back but has not yet begun a rehab assignment.
And last but not least, Zack Wheeler has been shut down for the season.