Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Royals on Friday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Syndergaard will be the third starter in the Mets' four-man rotation -- also, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz -- which will be strictly followed if the series goes the distance. As a result, Syndergaard will take the hill in Games 3 and 7, if needed. In three appearances (two starts) this postseason, he's posted a 1-1 record, while surrendering four runs on eight hits and six walks to go with 20 strikeouts in 13 innings.
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard will start Game 2 of the NLCS against the Cubs on Sunday, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports. Syndergaard took the mound twice in the divisional series versus the Dodgers, conceding three runs on five hits and five walks, while striking out 11 in 7.1 innings. In his sole matchup with the Cubs this season on May 12, he didn't fare much better (three earned runs in 5.1 innings) but took advantage of the Cubs' free-swinging ways, striking out six.
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard took a tough no-decision Saturday, allowing just one run on two hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out 10. The rookie heads into the postseason with a head of steam, tossing quality starts in three of his last four starts with an eye-popping 37:2 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings. Syndergaard figures to be a key part of the impressive young Mets rotation in the playoffs, not to mention 2016 and beyond.
Mets rookie starter Noah Syndergaard (9-7) held Cincinnati to two runs on five hits while striking out 11 over 7 2/3 innings in Friday's win. Syndergaard was back to his dominating ways on Friday, registering his fourth double-digit strikeout performance of the season and his first since July 10. Syndergaard's recent struggles haven't been about strikeouts, however, or hits or control for that matter. They have been about the long ball. Syndergaard has surrendered homers in eight of his past nine starts including Friday and multiple homers in four of those outings. As the season winds to a close, Syndergaard can be counted on to bring the strikeouts and limit the walks, but he'll remain just a pitch or two away from disappointment.
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard took the loss Saturday, giving up five runs on seven hits over six innings while striking out eight. Two of those hits left the yard, and Syndergaard's 1.13 HR/9 rate is just about the only blemish on what's otherwise been a strong rookie campaign. His next start should come Friday in Cincinnati, although the Mets do keep juggling their rotation in an effort to limit the workloads of all their young arms.