Syndergaard will not undergo surgery to remove a bone spur in his pitching elbow, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. The Mets acknowledged that the fireballer had a bone spur over the summer, but after further examination, doctors decided that the spur wasn't significant enough to require surgery. This means that Syndergaard should be able to continue his regular offseason program as scheduled and enter the 2017 season at 100 percent.
Syndergaard (14-9) held the Marlins to one run on five hits over six innings Tuesday. He didn't issue a walk while striking out eight in the victory. Syndergaard, who was embarrassed by the bottom-dwelling Braves in his last start, delivered a much-needed quality outing Tuesday. The sophomore's bounce-back performance certainly was a confidence booster, but more importantly, it provided the Mets with a pivotal win during their hunt for October. Through five starts this month, Syndergaard owns a 2.83 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 28.2 innings. He's scheduled to take the mound for the season finale in Philadelphia on Sunday, a game that could decide the Mets' postseason fate.
Syndergaard (strep throat) has been confirmed as Tuesday's starter against the Marlins. This was expected but Syndergaard's inclusion in the lineup did away with any remaining uncertainty as to his status. Syndergaard was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday due to a bout of strep throat but appears primed to make two more starts before the end of the season (including Tuesday's). He has posted a 21:2 K:BB in 14 innings against the Marlins so far this season.
Syndergaard (illness) will start Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Having him start Tuesday lines him to make the final start of the season Sunday, but as DiComo adds, he'll only pitch that game if the Mets need that game to get into the playoffs.
Syndergaard (strep throat) felt well enough to throw a bullpen session Saturday and could start Monday or Tuesday, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports. He won't pitch this weekend as he recovers from a case of strep throat, but it sounds like he is on pace to return either Monday or Tuesday, which would allow him to make two starts next week.