Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched his second game of the season in Triple-A on Wednesday night, and turned in an uneven performance.
Syndergaard struggled with his control and was squeezed a bit by the home plate umpire in the first inning, and ultimately allowed one run in the frame.
In the second, Syndergaard allowed an unearned run after a botched would-be double play at shortstop by Wilmer Flores prolonged the inning.
Syndergaard’s fastball sat around 96 MPH, and touched 97 MPH at times during his start.
He settled in during the middle innings, retiring eight in a row at one point, but allowed three hits – all of the soft variety – and two runs in the fifth as his outing drew to a close.
Syndergaard’s line: Five innings pitched, four runs (three earned) on six hits. He walked two and struck out two. He tossed 91 pitches (61 for strikes).
Next up for Las Vegas:
Jacob deGrom gets the start Thursday night at 10:05 p.m. when the 51s again take on Sacramento.