Noah Syndergaard pitched six sharp innings before exiting with a blister on his right middle finger, and the New York Mets scored six runs in the seventh inning of a 6-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday. Spring training is finally over and we get down to see who the World Series victor will be this year.
Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard and Braves right-hander Julio Teheran matched zeroes for six innings before NY busted out against a quartet of Atlanta relievers in the seventh, when it sent 11 batters to the plate.
The 2017 season getting off to a shaky start for the Atlanta Braves. He'll attempt to get the rebuilding Braves off to a positive start against a team he's tormented lately. Hansel Robles pitched a one-two-three seventh to pick up the win before Fernando Salas and Robert Gsellman finished up the game.
NEW YORK KEY TRENDS: The Mets are 5-1 in their last six games when taking on a right-handed starter and are 4-1 in their last five games against the NL East.
"Before, I didn't like it".
Teheran was able to keep pace by blanking the Mets through the first three innings too.
With slugger Yoenis Cespedes and nearly the entire team back following an injury-riddled 2016 season, expectations could not be much higher for the Mets.
Next, Eric O'Flaherty allowed a sac fly (2-0 NYM) then walked two consecutive batters. That being said, one inning can certainly swing an entire game. "The second I started walking up the dugout steps, I got chills".
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Two familiar faces are unavailable for the opener and beyond.
The Mets are under some pressure to go further into the post-season than they did past year, when they lost to the Giants in the National League Wild Card game.
"We're going to miss him", Reyes said.
Noah Syndergaard is off to a blistering start - and that could be a concern for the New York Mets.
WASHINGTON - Adam Lind hit a two-run pinch hit home run with two outs in the seventh inning and Washington edged Miami. Big Sexy, who turns 44 in May, won 44 games for the Mets over the past three seasons. Regardless, his timeline will surely be dictated by how he feels and what kind of progress the doctors observe, but the news adds to the 25-year-old's growing list of arm ailments in his young career. His offensive numbers weren't earth-shattering, .258 with eight home runs and 49 RBI last year, but the Braves weren't looking for a long-term situation: Suzuki was signed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal that has an additional $2.5 million in incentives built in, according to reports at the time of his signing. I saw 18 games a year ago.
The first potential regular-season appearance of the Dickey-Suzuki combination could be Friday, when the Braves open a three game-set at Pittsburgh. "I'm very happy and excited to go back there and get the opportunity to play against my ex-teammates", Colon said through a translator. Again, I think everybody is buying into the fact when they're called upon to do something, we need them to help.
After such a strong performance from Terehan, the Braves bullpen blew the game and the Mets took advantage.