Syndergaard (2-2) allowed just six hits while also striking out six batters in the outing. In 24 2/3 innings this season he has allowed just seven earned runs, good for a 3.45 ERA.
Warthen said the goal is to have the starters make roughly 30 starts instead of the usual 33 during the regular season. The team also wants to be conservative with some of the younger arms --
"It is better for the player. It's better for the organization, at least, until we get to where we feel like we have plenty of innings left in September and still have the possibility of innings left in October," Warthen said, per ESPN.
"Our No. 1 concern is our pitchers, and our pitchers staying healthy. We have some other [young] ones -- [prospect Steven] Matz is coming along. We're going to have Syndergaard here, deGrom here, Harvey here. Those are the guys who are the big concerns. As for the other guys, they have to go along with it. It's going to only prolong their careers. From the organization's standpoint, from my standpoint, I think it's a smart thing to do."
deGrom threw 178 1/3 innings last season, with a majority of them coming in the majors during his Rookie of the Year campaign. He's up to 55 2/3 innings this season through nine starts and owns a 2.75 ERA and 54:13 K:BB ratio.
The team is looking to limit the innings of deGrom,
"The six-man rotation, at this point, is in large part to manage innings, manage appearances, manage pitches," general manager Sandy Alderson said "There is always the risk that guys are getting too much rest. But at the same time, we don't want to run out of innings for any of our starting pitchers at the end of the season."
Syndergaard, the heralded 22-year-old, allowed four runs — three earned — in six innings of work. He gave up seven hits, struck out five and didn't surrender any walks. He now holds an ERA of 3.63 this season.
After giving up five walks in his first two starts, it's a good sign that Syndergaard was able to prevent any from occurring against the Pirates.
Though his stat line wasn't the best, his performance was solid enough for manager Terry Collins to keep him in the rotation.
“Right now, he’s not going anywhere," Collins said, via the Wall Street Journal.
Syndergaard's next start is projected for May 27 against the Phillies.
If he does in fact stay in the rotation upon his return, the Mets must decide what to do with top prospect
“Every new data point is useful,” general manager Sandy Alderson said, per ESPN.com. “We’ll see how Dillon throws and see how Noah throws. This isn’t a competition, but it’s new information. So rather than speculating on what will happen, we’ll let things unfold and try to make decisions accordingly.”
Prior to going on the DL, Gee had an 0-2 record with a 3.86 ERA in five starts. Meanwhile, Syndergaard has a 3.18 ERA over his first two career starts.
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