Noah Syndergaard has been helping the Mets get back on the right track just like the game the rain-shortened on Thursday night against the Indians at Citi-field. The score was 2-0. Due to the rain shortening the game Syndergaard went from starting four games at 1.65 ERA to a 1.35 ERA.
Jeurys Familia and Paul Sewald both tossed an entire inning without scoring when the rain caused the game to be ended.
Noah Syndergaard now has a season-low ERA of 3.71. It was the highest in May at 5.00, and a month ago it decreased to 4.25.
” You see him a good lot, but tonight he was really good,” said Mickey Calloway, the Mets manager.
The Mets have thrown themselves into the National League Wild Card Race, and Syndergaard has put in the work while doing it. They are only 1 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the second National League Wild Card Place.
The victory over the Indians gave the Mets a 5 game wins. Next, the Mets will face the Braves who are leading in the East, this weekend.
The Mets manager Mickey Calloway said ” When we play baseball the way we are capable of, we can compete with anybody, and we have been doing that lately.
Syndergaard threw a total of 16 changeups. He was throwing four outs to just one hit. That one hit belonging to Tyler Naquin. Syndergaard had a perfect game up until that one changeup in the sixth inning.
Going into the game on Thursday, Syndergaard had a 4.50 ERA in a total of 78 innings. Ramos was behind the plate and caught two of Noah Syndergaard’s last 3 starts. This is a strong indicator that the ERA is skewed by even the earliest seasonal issues.