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Noah Syndergaard knows he has all eyes on him. By June 16, Syndergaard could find himself as the crown jewel and No. 1 prospect for the Mets if Travis d’Arnaud and Zack Wheeler are called up to the show. The Mets boast a young crop of power pitching right-handers that include the likes of Rafael Montero, Luis Mateo and Domingo Tapia. Once Wheeler is promoted, at the top of that list of names will read Noah Syndergaard.
Syndergaard is a tall and imposing figure on the mound, standing in at 6’5″ and looking the part of a true presence. I had the chance to watch a bullpen session on Syndergaard and love what I see. His mechanics are effortless and the ball explodes out of his hand (High 90s fastball). His changeup is excellent, and while there have been some knocks on his curveball in the past, it looks like it is developing nicely. This kid is the goods.
Milb.com recently sat down with the former first round pick, and here are some highlights from the discussion they had with Synderga...
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If the New York Mets are going to have any chance in the NL East this season they will need a look of good luck. Count the wife of Mets pitcher Jon Niese in the pile of fans with lucky charms.
“I’m the superstitious one,” said Leah in a recent profile by The New York Post. “I have lucky underwear — they’re Mets underwear.”
The couple got married in January after more...
In addition to his 2-for-4 performance during yesterday’s Opening Day routing of the San Diego Padres, Mets backstop John Buck debuted a snazzy new catcher’s mask that has people talking.
Each year, Buck has gotten a new catcher’s mask each year over the past few seasons and this one appears to be the best yet!
“Gerald with VooDoo Air is the one who designs my masks. He...
According to Terry Collins, Kirk Nieuwenhuis has officially made the Mets active roster as the fourth outfielder. But what is most surprising is that he named Collin Cowgill as the Mets everyday center fielder.
It was expected that Collins would work in a platoon role, but it looks like with few options, the Mets will hand him the everyday gig and hope for the best.
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After a scoreless fifth, Niese got touched up for a home run in the top of the sixth. No harm no foul. He talked Collins into staying in and pitch the seventh inning. 12 of his 19 outs were all groundouts.
Mets 7, Padres 2
Cowgill hustles for a double and moves Niese to third. Then the Birthday Boy, Daniel Murphy, drives Niese home...
The attendance for Opening Day at Citi Field was 41,053 and it was a complete sellout. The team later announced that another 1,000 tickets on top of that were given away to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
You could see plenty of empty seats once the pre-game ceremonies got underway, but by the end of the second inning the place was packed and the throngs of fans were vocal and...
Hubie Brooks was a great Met. Traded just before he emerged as an All-Star caliber shortstop, he nonetheless made his mark in the hearts of many a Met fan.
Brooks was the third player drafted in the 1978 amateur draft and was a September call-up in September 1980 (along with Mookie Wilson and Wally Backman). That year, he hit .309 in 89 PAs with 1 HR and 10 RBIs.
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1:55 PM Update
Ruben Tejada doubles home John Buck who chugs home to score the first run of the game. Deep breaths, John.
Slugger Jon Niese singles Tejada home for the Mets second run and the Mets are on top 2-0 after two innings.
I told you we had this!
Keith Hernandez is not loving the sea of orange t-shirts in right-center and calls them a distraction...
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Historic Grayson Stadium – Home of the Savannah Sand Gnats
Ashley Marshall of MiLB.com, posted a terrific analysis on how varied park factors can be throughout minor league ballparks. I appreciate the incredible amount of time and research Marshall put into it as it includes a five-year window for each park factor to minimize all the anomalies. That couldn’t have been easy....
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The Mets have finally decided to make a “Harlem Shake” Video; starring swift-footed Mets PR man Jay Horwitz.
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It was overcast for much of the day, but shortly after this afternoon’s 11-2 rout of the San Diego Padres, it started to rain on Citi Field. If there could be universal laws in baseball, is it isn’t supposed to rain on Opening Day and the home team has to win.
Let the Padres win Wednesday night and when they return to San Diego, but today belonged to the Mets...
Late last week the New York Mets announced that former New York and Boston skipper Bobby Valentine would be doing some pre- and postgame analysis for cable channel SNY this season. However, that isn’t stopping Valentine from talking about his former market.
In an interview with the New York Post, Valentine appears to be following Carl Crawford‘s lead of blaming his struggles...
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So much for all the talk about how the Mets had such a weak outfield going into the start of the year. Leadoff man Collin Cowgill went 2-5 with a double & a grand slam and veteran Marlon Byrd went 2-5 with 2 singles, driving in a run on both.Aside from Cowgill and Byrd, four other Mets had a multi hit game against the Padres - Daniel Murphy, John Buck, Ruben Tejada and pitcher...