Noah Syndergaard dominated the oppostion for the third straight start, since returning from injury in mid-April. Not only was he lights out on the mound, but he brought the thunder at the plate, collecting three hits, including a two-run home run. He was a triple short of the cycle and at 22 is ready to take his abilities to the next level. It’s Alderson’s move to make space for him to shine at Citi Field.
Syndergaard pitched 8 innings this afternoon, striking out 8 and allowing just 2 earned runs. He surrendered 5 hits and continues to pad his resume for a promotion to the majors. Over his last three starts, he has compiled a 0.82 ERA and struck out 27 while walking just 2 batters. In Las Vegas those numbers are even more impressive as the air is thin and it’s a hitters league. While I am sure Alderson and the Mets are strongly considering where he fits on the big club, moves need to be made to get him here sooner than later and what Mets fan wouldn’t rather watch him slide in after Colon, Harvey and deGrom versus the likes of Niese and Gee.