Trivia Friday – Mets Starters Before The Five Aces Pitched Together

Thursday, April 11th will forever be a landmark date in Mets history, and it is not just because Mickey Callaway‘s Mets started the year with a franchise best 10-1 record or because the Mets swept their first two road series for the first time in their histry. No, it is because the Mets Five Aces, Flamethrower Five, or whatever you want to call them finally pitched one time through the rotation.

There were many stops and starts since 2015, but it finally happened.  Overall, there have been 18 Mets pitchers who have made a start for the Mets (will be 19 when Jason Vargas comes off the Disabled List) since the start of the 2015 season.  This includes the Five Aces.  Can you name all 18 pitchers?  Good luck!

Bartolo Colon Jacob deGrom Matt Harvey Noah Syndergaard Zack Wheeler Steven Matz Seth Lugo Robert Gsellman Jon Niese Dillon Gee Rafael Montero Chris Flexen Sean Gilmartin Logan Verrett Gabriel Ynoa Tommy Milone Tyler Pill Adam Wilk

7 thoughts on “Trivia Friday – Mets Starters Before The Five Aces Pitched Together”

  1. Gothamist says:

    I do not remember how impressed, how overwhelmed in happiness I have been with an unexpected performance by a Met pitcher in decades!

    Zach Wheeler was amazing with his selections and location!!!

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Best he’s ever looked in a Mets uniform

      1. Blu2MileHigh says:

        Ace quality…
        Yet let us see his composure, motivation, confidence, perseverance, patience with not being ahead in the count against better lineups and fuller stadiums.

        I finally saw his potential! Fabulous!

  2. Gothamist says:

    Incredible that we swept away two teams who have yet to get up to speed.
    Amazing to have two great pitching coaches!
    Incredulous that 2015 World Series, Yankee WS Winner Dave Eiland as pitching coach!!!!

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Callaway and Eiland have really left an imprint

  3. Gothamist says:

    When the Mets are up two games to zero in series at Citifield they must win the third game at a much higher, at a respectable or at a historic playoff contender rate to be considered a serious team.

    Yes swepting division teams away, yes having a psychological advantage over division teams means so much to each year’s cumulative win total yet home field advantage seems to be the general goal and the accompanying subsequent confidence vital to most teams to win a World Series.

  4. Blu2MileHigh says:

    Yep, the five did pitch!

    In irony, the best to worst performances were?
    [(I have the following concerns a) Matt Harvey’s location b) Noah’s spin (pitch count per batter, getting swing and misses)]

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