Noah Syndergaard made his major league debut Tuesday night and, if you don’t already know by now, his nickname is “Thor.”
The touted prospect showed off his electric fastball and sharp curve before fading in the sixth inning of the New York Mets’ 6-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Jake Arrieta pitched eight sparkling innings, Kris Bryant homered for the second straight day and the Chicago Cubs spoiled Noah Syndergaard’s anticipated debut with a 6-1 victory over the New York Mets.
Noah Syndergaard seems to have matured and appears to be much more at ease. We’ll finally see what he’s got on the mound Tuesday night in Chicago.
On Thursday night, after it was revealed that the 22-year-old would miss his start, he received some criticism on Twitter. He didn’t take it well, and responded.
“That’s why we have him,” manager Terry Collins said. “He’ll be the guy. … Dillon’s won a lot of games in the big leagues and he’s going to have to step up and fill some big shoes, but he can handle it.”
After getting six straight outs last week in his first appearance following elbow surgery, the Mets’ ace allowed two runs and six hits over 2 2-3 innings Wednesday in a 7-4 loss to the Marlins.
While so many eyes focus on A-Rod and his journey through comeback-land in Tampa, something interesting is fermenting across the state. The Mets are showing signs of becoming a real baseball team.
David Wright isn’t about to apologize for getting on the Mets’ pitching prospect. But he is sorry for how it all went down.
David Wright might be a laid-back captain, but he’s in no mood for nonsense this spring. And he showed that on Tuesday.
Warthen appreciates having Harvey aboard once again to lead the way, and also to add some confidence and swagger to a staff that is seemingly blending together nicely early on.
It wasn’t that Noah Syndergaard had a bad year in 2014. It’s just that he expected to be wearing a big-league uniform with “Mets” emblazoned across the front at some point last year. That never happened.
“To be in the big leagues has been my dream ever since I was a little kid … I use it as a little extra motivation, because I don’t want to hear that phone call again.”
On Wednesday, while addressing season-ticket holders at Citi Field, general manager Sandy Alderson went so far as to admit that he never really considered dealing the right-hander.
Heck, the Mets aren’t even the second-best team in their division. The Marlins, amazingly, have surpassed them following a highly productive winter.