Pitching has been a major problem for the Mets this season, and the past seven days were no different. The team lost five out of six games to the Rockies and Dodgers, both of which have been far, far better than the Mets this year. As a team, the Mets had a 6.19 ERA over the past week, better than only the Blue Jays’ 6.24 mark. And on the season, the Mets now have a 4.97 ERA, the second-worst mark in baseball. With that, let’s take a look at how the pitchers on the staff fared individually from July 31 through August 6.
Jerry Blevins was one of the very few on this list who had a good week. He only one-and-one-third innings total but didn’t give up any runs.
He was joined in the Good Week Club by Chase Bradford, who threw 4.2 innings with a 1.93 ERA, plenty of strikeouts, and very few walks.
Jacob deGrom had been on a roll, but he got into trouble and pitched just five innings in his lone start of the week. He had a 5.40 ERA for the week.
Jeurys Familia remains on the disabled list.
Chris Flexen’s second major league start didn’t go well. He lasted just three innings, had a 15.00 ERA for the week, and left the start early because of a blister.
Erik Goeddel didn’t give up any runs in two-and-one-third innings, and that made him one of the Mets’ best pitchers.
Robert Gsellman and Matt Harvey remain on the disabled list.
Seth Lugo went 5.2 innings and had a 4.76 ERA for the week, which looks pretty damn good in the context of his Mets peers, even if it’s not that great in reality.
It’s getting harder by the start to remember the good version of lefty Steven Matz, who had a 6.97 ERA and 5.08 FIP over the course of the two starts he made this week.
Rafael Montero hasn’t ever really had a good version of himself at the big league level, and this week was no exception, as he had a 6.35 ERA.
AJ Ramos, like Seth Lugo, looks better with his 4.50 ERA over this stretch because of how bad his peers were. And speaking of bad, Hansel Robles had a 6.00 ERA, while Fernando Salas had a 7.71 ERA, Paul Sewald had a 6.23 ERA, and Josh Smoker had a 13.50 ERA.
Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler are still on the disabled list, and the former’s absence has obviously hurt the Mets almost all year.