Noah Syndergaard allowed three runs in the first inning during his start on Saturday for Triple-A Las Vegas, before settling in and having an in-control, strikeout-filled performance.
Overall, Syndergaard allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits in six innings of work. He walked none and struck out 10.
Syndergaard’s season ERA, while pitching in the hitters haven that is the Pacific Coast League, and specifically hitter-friendly Cashman Field, is 3.92.
Syndergaard has been at-times dominant while pitching for Triple-A Las Vegas, and is coming into his own at a perfect time – when his major league debut is likely just weeks away.
While the Mets are apparently willing to eschew the Super Two issue where fellow prospect Rafael Montero is concerned, it’s highly unlikely they’ll consider doing the same in the case of Syndergaard.
The Super Two date is expected to pass during the second week of June, meaning Syndergaard’s debut with the Mets should come shortly after.