Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, Week 21

Chris McShane

A review of Mets pitchers over the last seven days.

Mets hitters really struggled over the past week, but the team's pitching staff was not exactly lights out, either. The Mets' 3.67 ERA ranked eighteenth in Major League Baseball over that span. Of course, the team stats would look quite a bit better if not for a couple of really poor individual performances.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Vic Black, RHP Black did not pitch, as he hit the disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck.
Buddy Carlyle, RHP Carlyle made a couple of appearances and allowed just one of the six opponents he faced to reach base, though that one hit was a single that allowed an inherited runner to score.
Bartolo Colon, P Colon got shelled by the Phillies on Saturday. Things were going well enough, but a barrage of singles in the sixth inning did him in.
Jacob deGrom, RHP That’s the Jacob deGrom we’ve been watching all year. The 26-year-old rookie tossed seven scoreless innings in his one start this week.
Josh Edgin, LHP Edgin’s elbow has reportedly been hurting lately, and while he has not been placed on the disabled list, he did not pitch at all this week because of it.
Dana Eveland, LHP Eveland threw 2.1 innings and struck out 5 of the 11 hitters he faced—a 45.4 percent strikeout rate—and did not allow any runs.
Jeurys Familia, RHP Though he allowed a solo home run and only notched one strikeout in 3.1 innings, Familia still managed to have a good week.
Dillon Gee, RHP Gee made one good and one decent start. In total, he had a 3.55 ERA, which isn’t great but is better than the average National League starting pitcher this year.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP Matsuzaka had a couple of rough outings and stayed behind when the Mets left for Miami to get his elbow checked out again.
Jenrry Mejia, RHP Mejia allowed a run yesterday, but he converted all three of the save opportunities he had for the week with four strikeouts and zero walks.
Jon Niese, LHP Niese allowed just one run through the first seven innings of his start against the Braves, but with a relatively low pitch count, he went back out for the eighth and gave up a couple more while recording just one out.
Carlos Torres, RHP Torres made a couple more scoreless appearances. Since he topped out at a 3.76 ERA back in the second week of August, Torres has gone nine-and-two-thirds innings without allowing a run. He’s down to a 3.30 ERA on the season.
Zack Wheeler, RHP Wheeler allowed three runs—one of which was unearned—in seven innings, struck out seven, and walked three. He has been very, very good since the end of June.

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