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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

LEADING OFF: Thor throws as deadline nears, Rays vs Red Sox

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:

STILL A MET (FOR NOW)

Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 4.33) is set to start against the White Sox, and it could be his final appearance with the club. The hard-throwing 26-year-old changed his bio on Twitter over the weekend to read “Pitcher for the New York Mets, for now,” and he also tweeted a meme of Thor actor Chris Hemsworth with the text “I have no idea what’s going on.” First-year general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has been busy ahead of Wednesday’s trade deadline, acquiring right-hander Marcus Stroman from Toronto and dealing left-hander Jason Vargas to Philadelphia. It’s unclear if the club plans to send away more pieces or make a long-odds push for an NL wild card.

On the bright side, after Thursday or so there will be no further articles about the trade deadline, unlike how the free-agency articles lasted for months….

 

QLE Posted: July 30, 2019 at 04:57 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: noah syndergaard, trade deadline, trade rumors

Monday, July 29, 2019

LEADING OFF: Trade talks heat up, Nats host 1st-place Braves

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:

TRADEWINDS

Only eight games on the schedule, giving contending teams more time to talk about trades. The fourth-place Mets acquired Toronto ace Marcus Stroman for two minor league pitching prospects Sunday and the Rays made three deals, getting .300-hitting Eric Sogard from the Blue Jays.

The Yankees are in the market for a top starting pitcher — Mets star Noah Syndergaard is available, and San Diego is interested. Relievers are always in demand, with Pittsburgh lefty Felipe Vazquez attracting attention.

 

 

 

QLE Posted: July 29, 2019 at 09:56 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: felipe vazquez, noah syndergaard, trade rumors

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Padres need pitching, and Mets’ Noah Syndergaard could be the starter they land

NEW YORK – It’s no secret the San Diego Padres seek a front-of-the-rotation starter.

San Diego has plenty of young, exciting position players to build around like Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado, but they lack elite arms.

There are certainly some pitchers to be excited about, like Chris Paddack and lefty prospect MacKenzie Gore, but there is always risk in building around pitching prospects, both due to the injury concerns and the developmental process.

For a team that seems ready to take that next step, adding a premium, established starter could go a long way toward speeding up the contending process.

Bit of a risky move- there are people who invade San Diego every year who like Thor, but I get the impression that the locals aren’t fond of those folk….

 

QLE Posted: July 25, 2019 at 04:16 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: noah syndergaard, padres, trade talk

Monday, May 20, 2019

Mets’ Syndergaard goes off: Mickey Callaway firing talk is ‘bulls—t’

If the players want to keep Callaway around they need to play better.

“I think we have dug ourselves into a little bit of a hole,” Syndergaard said after the Mets lost 3-0 and were swept three games by the worst team in the major leagues. “Before anybody starts pressing the panic button, I just think everybody should be reminded of where we were in 2015.

“There were a lot of guys on this team that weren’t there then, but we were in a lot lesser shape and it was later in the season and we had some pretty good results that season.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 20, 2019 at 08:59 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, noah syndergaard

Friday, May 03, 2019

MLB roundup: Syndergaard homers in 1-0 shutout

Noah Syndergaard did it all for the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon, as the right-hander tossed a four-hitter and produced the game’s only run with a third-inning homer in a 1-0 win over the visiting Cincinnati Reds.

Syndergaard’s second career shutout — and his second homer of the season and the sixth of his career — gave the Mets a split of the four-game series. He walked one and struck out 10.

The 1-0 win Thursday was the first in the Mets’ 58-year history in which the starting pitcher accounted for the run with a homer. Syndergaard (2-3) is the first pitcher to homer for the only run in his shutout since Bob Welch did it for the Dodgers on June 17, 1983, also against the Reds.

The opposite-field homer by Syndergaard off Tyler Mahle (0-4) was the fourth of the season for a Mets pitcher, tying the franchise record set previously in 2016.

But remember! We can mock relievers as failed starters all we want, but any suggestion that designated hitters are failed position players gets folk looking at you like you’ve killed their dog!

QLE Posted: May 03, 2019 at 03:59 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: home run, noah syndergaard

Monday, April 22, 2019

Mets need struggling Noah Syndergaard to back up his words

Thor can’t close the door.

This strange Sunday could have had a much different ending if not for another poor outing from Noah Syndergaard.

Syndergaard did enough wrong on his own to merit the loss, but he got little help on defense from shortstop Amed Rosario. Rosario’s second-inning error helped the Cardinals to three runs on their way to the 6-4 victory at Busch Stadium.

The big right-hander allowed six runs, four earned, as his ERA shot up to 5.90. The Mets lost six of the last eight games on this 10-game trip.

“The entire beginning of the season my performances have been unacceptable,’’ Syndergaard said. “I have to be better and I will be better.’’

Jim Furtado Posted: April 22, 2019 at 10:38 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, noah syndergaard

Friday, April 12, 2019

WATCH: Mets’ Noah Syndergaard not fazed by Braves’ mascot Blooper

As Mets fans know, starter Noah Syndergaard likes to have his fun with some mascots. Whether it’s his feud with Mr. Met or stealing the Philly Phanatic’s ATV, mascots always need to stay on their toes when it comes to “Thor.”

But the Atlanta Braves’ “Blooper” took initiative tonight by going up to Syndergaard himself to poke some fun. Well, Syndergaard—shades on and all—didn’t budge to any of Blooper’s antics.

They call him “blooper”, because that’s what leaving downtown Atlanta for the boondocks was….

 

QLE Posted: April 12, 2019 at 08:21 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: mascots, noah syndergaard

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Noah Syndergaard gave Mets’ bullpen much-needed relief in seven-inning performance

This is the Noah Syndergaard Mets fans are used to seeing.

From the start of Syndergaard’s night on the Citi Field mound against the Twins, you could feel this was one where “Thor” could go deep. His fastball was ramped up to 98-99 mph early, and he even topped 100 mph in the 1-2-3 first inning. After a quick blip in the third, where he allowed one run to cross the plate, Syndergaard cruised.

“Mechanically, I felt probably the best I’ve felt in a long time,” Syndergaard told reporters after his seven-inning, seven-strikeout night. “So just trying to work on continuing to make that consistent. I guess when my mechanics are spot on, I get a little more movement on my ball.”

Remember when a starting pitcher lasting for seven innings wasn’t news?

 

QLE Posted: April 11, 2019 at 06:02 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, noah syndergaard

Monday, March 25, 2019

Noah Syndergaard rips Mets for planning workout in Syracuse

Before they return to New York City from their spring training home in Port St. Lucie, the Mets are stopping off in Syracuse to do a bit of promoting. The organization is debuting its new Triple-A team this season in Syracuse, and they’re holding a workout there this week in an attempt to stir up interest in the new club.

Syndergaard told reporters on Sunday that he thinks the trip is a horrible idea.

“I don’t know whose idea that was, but it’s not a smart one,” Syndergaard said. “I don’t think that’s conducive for winning ballgames, really — that much travel. I mean, I’m sure the amenities in Syracuse aren’t the best for a major league baseball team to go up there and have one last workout before the regular season starts, but those kinds of decisions are above my pay grade.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 25, 2019 at 10:26 AM | 48 comment(s)
  Beats: noah syndergaard

 

 

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