Noah Syndergaard

Dwight Howard during the 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

6 Athletes With Awesome Superhero Nicknames

Noah Syndergaard made his major league debut Tuesday night and, if you don’t already know by now, his nickname is “Thor.”

05/13/2015

Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard Loses, But Impresses In Major League Debut

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.

05/13/2015

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 12: at Wrigley Field on May 12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Clobber Mets 6-1 In Syndergaard’s Much Anticipated Debut

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.

05/13/2015

Noah Syndergaard (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Coleman: Mets’ Syndergaard Ready To Bring The Thunder

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.

05/12/2015

Noah Syndergaard

Mets Top Prospect Noah Syndergaard Gets Into It With Fan On Twitter

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.

04/24/2015

Dillon Gee of the New York Mets pitches against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on April 27, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Turn To Dillon Gee With Wheeler Lost For Season

“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.”

03/17/2015

Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets throws a pitch during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium on March 11, 2015 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Harvey Comes Back Down To Earth, Mets Commit 3 Errors In Loss To Marlins

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.

03/11/2015

David Wright  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images), Zack Wheeler (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Palladino: Wright And Wheeler Show Mets Have Right Attitude

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.

03/06/2015

David Wright (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Noah Syndergaard  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

David Wright Sorry For Scolding Syndergaard Near Reporters

David Wright isn’t about to apologize for getting on the Mets’ pitching prospect. But he is sorry for how it all went down.

03/04/2015

David Wright (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Report: Wright Confronts Syndergaard For Not Being On Bench During Game

David Wright might be a laid-back captain, but he’s in no mood for nonsense this spring. And he showed that on Tuesday.

03/03/2015

Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets poses for a portrait on February 28, 2015 at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Eddie C: Warthen Talks Harvey, Noah And The Mets’ Pitching Staff

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.

03/03/2015

Noah Syndergaard

Ed Coleman: Smarter, Settled Syndergaard Hoping To Pitch In For Mets

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.

02/26/2015

Noah Syndergaard of the U.S. Team pitches against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets’ Noah Syndergaard Motivated Following ‘Heartbreaking’ End To 2014

“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.”

02/25/2015

Noah Syndergaard of the U.S. Team pitches against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Alderson: Mets Were Not Going To Trade Syndergaard This Offseason

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.

02/05/2015

Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets sends the ball to first for the out in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins on September 15, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kallet: Assuming Offseason Is Complete, Mets Are Not A Playoff Team

Heck, the Mets aren’t even the second-best team in their division. The Marlins, amazingly, have surpassed them following a highly productive winter.

01/20/2015

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