• by Peter Tiernan | BracketScience.com

    Mets SP Noah Syndergaard dominates Reds in win Friday

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mets' Noah Syndergaard doomed by pair of homers in loss to Yankees

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets' Noah Syndergaard goes seven strong, gets no-decision

    Mets rookie starter Noah Syndergaard looked awfully sharp in his outing against the Braves on Saturday. The big right-hander allowed one run on two hits over seven strong innings. He walked one and struck out eight, but was left with a no-decision in the 6-4 win. Syndergaard, who lowered his ERA to 3.20, gave up a run the first inning. But he was superb the rest of the way, retiring 11 batters in a row at one point. He departed the game with the Mets leading 4-1, but the bullpen allowed the Braves to tie up the score. The Mets skipped Syndergaard's previous turn in the rotation in an effort to keep his innings down. It seemed to work, as he looked refreshed and recharged on Saturday.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mets SP Noah Syndergaard to pitch Saturday

    Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to start Saturday's game at Atlanta, reports ESPNNewYork.com. Syndergaard did not make his last start to give him some rest.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mets' Steven Matz to start in place of Noah Syndergaard

    The Mets will turn to pitcher Steven Matz to start this weekend at Miami, reports Newsday. Matz is taking the start from Noah Syndergaard. Matz was activated from the disabled list Tuesday. He had not pitched since July 5 because of a partially torn lat muscle.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Mets SP Noah Syndergaard shaky in no-decision

    Mets starter Noah Syndergaard didn't have his best stuff Sunday, but the rest of his teammates were able to get him a no-decision after rallying for a victory. Syndergaard gave up six hits and four runs during his 6 2/3 innings of work, including a big home run to Boston slugger David Ortiz. He struck out just three batters and departed throwing 111 pitches. Syndergaard finished the month 3-1 with two no-decisions, although he ERA rose from 2.66 to 3.31 over that time frame.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets' Noah Syndergaard grinds out first-career road win Tuesday

    Mets starter Noah Syndergaard finally earned his first-career road win, as the Mets topped the Phillies 6-5 on Tuesday. Syndergaard battled in this one, as he allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out nine, needing 96 pitches--60 strikes--to get through the fifth. Syndergaard (8-6, 3.19 ERA) was given a 3-0 lead after the second inning. But he coughed up the lead in a four-run, which included two-run home runs by Freddy Galvis and Ryan Howard. But the Mets were able to rally back and recapture the lead, paving the way to Syndergaard's win. Syndergaard helped himself in this one as well, as he drove in a run with his first-career double in the second inning. After Tuesday's outing, Syndergaard is now 1-5 with a 4.91 ERA in 10 starts away from CitiField.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Mets SP Noah Syndergaard continues mini-slide in Baltimore

    For quite some time this season, Mets rookie starter Noah Syndergaard was virtually unhittable. Suddenly, however, he's very hittable. Syndergaard struggled again, this time in Baltimore. He gave up three runs on eight hits in five innings with two walks and six strikeouts. He retired eight in a row at one point in the first three innings before falling apart. A double, walk and Steve Clevenger single put one run on the board in the fourth and a two-run homer by Jonathan Schoop in the sixth all but knocked him out. Syndergaard has allowed 11 runs over his last three starts covering 16 innings to send his ERA up from 2.66 to 3.17.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets may look to skip starts for big three during September

    Mets starter Matt Harvey may be skipped a couple of times during September, as he approaches his innings limit. "There's a chance we might have to do that," manager Terry Collins said, per the Newark Star-Ledger. The Mets could also choose to skip starts for Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, in order to keep them fresh for a possible postseason run.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Mets SP Noah Syndergaard rebounds to bury Rockies

    Mets starter Noah Syndergaard was staggered by two shots in the first inning Thursday, but remained strong and cruised to a victory over Colorado. D.J. LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado slammed solo homers, but Syndergaard allowed just one run on two hits the rest of the way. He finished with two walks and five strikeouts over seven innings to raise his record to 7-6. "I made two mistakes in that inning and they jumped all over those fastballs," Syndergaard told MLB.com. "After that, I was just able to settle down and continue to pitch, rather than throw." The only other run against Syndergaard was tallied in the third on a Carlos Gonzalez groundout. He faced the minimum number of batters thereafter. The rookie has yielded three earned runs or less in 10 of his last 11 starts. The lone exception came in his previous outing, when Tampa Bay scored five in four innings against him.