Fans’ prayers have been answered. Thanks in part to Dillon Gee’s balky groin, Noah Syndergaard will officially be called up and making his New York Mets debut this coming Tuesday in historic Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs. The excitement level will be on par with that of Harvey and Wheeler’s major league debut, if not more. 

There are many questions yet to be answered but the time has come for another piece of the Mets puzzle to debut and lead this team to the glory land. While Noah’s start on Tuesday is being labeled as a spot start, if he pitches as well or close to what he has done over his last three outings in Las Vegas, there is no way Gee gets his spot back when his groin heals, a la Walter “Wally” Pipp. 

“Pipp is considered to be one of the best power hitters of the dead ball era.[1] Pipp is now best remembered as the man who lost his starting role to Lou Gehrig at the beginning of Gehrig’s streak of 2,130 consecutive games.” via