Syndergaard gave up his only run in the second inning, and was able to work around a fair amount of baserunners by attacking the aggressive Reds batters and enducing timely ground-ball outs.
The impressive outing drops Syndergaard's ERA to 3.59 on the year.
Alderson also said the team will go to a six-man rotation for the "foreseeable future," as Matz will join a rotation that features
"They're on board," Mets manager Terry Collins said, per NJ.com. "As Sandy alluded to, certainly this is in their best interest, a few of them. At the time we did it before things were moving pretty good, guys were pitching pretty well. We went back, we changed it, couple guys didn't pitch all that good even on regular rest.
"They understand we're going to give this a shot, we're going to take a good strong look at it. It's to benefit the whole organization, basically, so that we look up and everybody is pitching. We're not pushing guys back, we're not skipping, guys are out there and competing. That's what they want to do."
Matz's arrival means Niese will get bumped from Sunday to Tuesday against the Cubs.
Matz, who is considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 33) and MLB.com (No. 66), went 7-4 with a 2.19 ERA at Triple-A Las Vegas. He totaled 94 strikeouts in 90 1/3 innings.
Since returning from Tommy John surgery in 2012, the left-hander is 24-20 with a 2.29 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 365 2/3 innings. He is striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings in his career.
His defense behind him abandoned him in this one, committing a couple of costly miscues that led to Braves scoring. Synderagaard needed 88 pitches to get him through the fourth inning, as his ERA ballooned to 4.03 after Saturday's outing.
"From pitch one I was out there battling," Syndergaard said, per MLB.com. "[I] got my pitch count up way too early. Just another frustrating outing. Similar to the one against San Francisco, I don't think they hit the ball too hard off me. Just have to have a short-term memory after that and continue to do what I've been doing."
Syndergaard will try to get back on track in his next start, scheduled for Friday at home against the Reds.
Syndergaard went six innings and only gave up two hits and two walks. He struck out 11 batters in his outing. This was by far Syndergaard's best performance of the season. He now has a 4.20 ERA this season.
"Noah was outstanding," Mets manager Terry Collins said, via NJ.com. "That's about as good an outing as I've seen him have."
His next start is projected for Saturday against the Braves.
Alderson's comments come after a report surfaced in the New York Post that the Mets already discussed moving Syndergaard to a relief role to help shore up the bullpen and clear a rotation spot for prospect Steven Matz. However, the team opted against it and chose to keep Syndergaard in the rotation for the time being.
The Mets designated pitcher Dillon Gee for assignment Monday. Alderson indicated Gee's removal from the roster "probably" clears the way for Matz to be called up soon.
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