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.
For quite some time this season,
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.
"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
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.
His biggest mistake came in the first inning when he surrendered a two-run home run to Grady Sizemore. Saturday was his first loss since July 17. Syndergaard had allowed a total five runs in his last four starts prior to Saturday's loss.
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