MMO Special Feature: Mets Starters Are The Best In The NL East

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We’re five weeks into the regular season and even though the Mets offense has been struggling lately, the pitching has been strong. So how good has the Mets starting five been? Let’s compare the Mets rotation to the top five starters throughout the rest of the National League East.


Mets starters have been the best thus far and have gone deepest into games. But as expected, Nationals starters aren’t too far behind. Spots three, four, and five are pretty much what was expected at the start of the season.

The Mets rank 1st in ERA, K/BB Ratio, and IP/S and are second behind the Marlins in WHIP.

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Matt Harvey leads all Mets starters with a perfect 5-0 record. He tossed 7.0 scoreless innings on Friday to earn the only Mets win against the Nationals this past weekend. He is now 3-1 with a 0.68 ERA in six career starts against Washington.

Bartolo Colon has been a rock in the rotation, Jacob deGrom is building on last season, Jon Niese has pitched extraordinarily well, and on Sunday, Pedro Martinez called Dillon Gee the best No. 5 starter in the game.

It’s a long season and as they say it’s a marathon, not a sprint. But from the early returns, it looks like the Mets starting pitching has been better than anyone could have imagined, and that would account for the Amazins’ first place standing atop the NL East.

These results are amazing to say the least, and with continued good health there’s no reason not to expect them to keep producing at this level – or perhaps even better.

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