Noah Syndergaard returned to the hill for the Las Vegas 51’s last night and was completely and utterly dominant. This is the type of start that quiets the doubters (haters) and gets the fanbase and big club excited. The Syndergaard that showed up last night is exactly what we have all been waiting for. Throwing a seven inning complete game shutout (2 singles allowed) with 9 punch-outs and no walks is what is going to get you promoted to the Mets sooner rather than later. At one point he retired 17 straight batters (Gee could only get 14 straight tonight!). Throwing consistently in the high 90’s (97-98) and having complete command and control at a time when Steven Matz is the only Mets pitching prospect on people’s minds is a true eye opener (more so for the fanbase who was losing faith than Mets management). While many (the media) have doubted his readiness or maturity, I feel that the only real challenge left for him is big league hitters. If I remember correctly (and I usually do), Matt Harvey wasn’t dominant in Triple-A before his call-up and that was due to him being bored. Bored with the fact that he was better than anyone he faced and had nothing left to prove. I believe the same is true for Syndergaard and for Matz. The only obstacles now are how can they crack a rotation that has led the Mets to the best record in baseball and a first place NL East standing?!?