Syndergaard (3-4) tossed seven innings Sunday, yielding two runs on five hits and a walk while taking the loss in Miami. He struck out three batters. Syndergaard was locked into a pitcher's duel with Sandy Alcantara through five innings before Miami finally put a run on the board in the sixth frame. The low strikeout number is disappointing, but it's still a promising start from the 6-foot-6 right-hander. He lowered his ERA to 4.50 after entering May with a hideous 6.35. Thor will look to get back in the win column at home against Detroit on Friday.
Syndergaard (3-3) allowed two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six across eight innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Nationals. Syndergaard didn't rack up strikeouts at a prolific rate, but instead worked efficiently needing only 101 pitches to record 24 outs. It was his third start of seven or more innings this season, and second in his past three games. Despite a bloated 4.74 ERA on the campaign, Syndergaard appears to be getting on track, allowing just four earned runs across his last 23 innings. He'll look to continue his improved form in his next start, likely to come in a favorable matchup at Miami on Sunday.
Syndergaard is scheduled to make his next start on the road Tuesday against the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Syndergaard had been in line to start Sunday in the Mets' series finale with the Marlins, but that never materialized after the contest was postponed due to inclement weather. The Mets will push everyone in their rotation back two days after the cancellation, lining Syndergaard up for a two-start week. His second turn is expected to come next Sunday in Miami.
Syndergaard won't make his scheduled start Sunday against the Marlins after the contest was postponed due to inclement weather in New York. The two teams will make up the contest as part of a doubleheader Aug. 5. The Mets haven't announced how the postponement will impact their pitching plans, but it's expected that Syndergaard will merely be pushed back to start the team's next game Tuesday in Washington. That assignment would put Syndergaard on track for a two-start week, with his second turn coming next weekend in Miami.
Syndergaard didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Padres, giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and a walk over six innings while striking out five. The right-hander was headed for his fourth loss of the year before Pete Alonso flipped the script with a dramatic homer in the top of the ninth inning. Syndergaard continues to struggle -- he's allowed at least four runs in six of his eight starts so far -- and he'll carry a 5.14 ERA and 54:12 K:BB through 49 innings into his next outing, currently set for Tuesday on the road against the Nats.