Noah Syndergaard had an uneven performance on Thursday night for Triple-A Las Vegas, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits in five innings of work. Syndergaard walked four and struck out four while throwing 102 pitches (64 for strikes).
Syndergaard reached the high-90s with his fastball with regularity on Thursday, but struggled with his command.
After allowing an unearned run in the second inning, Syndergaard allowed two runs in the third on a two-out two RBI double.
Syndergaard allowed another run on an RBI double in the fifth, but proceeded to strike out two of the last three batters he faced to end his outing.
Like any game in the Pacific Coast League, the results have to be taken with a grain of salt.
Prior to Thursday night, Syndergaard had been stellar in three of his previous four starts.
Syndergaard didn’t have the best command on Thursday, but surrendering three earned runs in five innings in the PCL isn’t anything to feel bad about.
There was a thought before the game that it could be Syndergaard’s last in Triple-A if he turned in a dominant performance, but it doesn’t appear as if the Mets are ready to promote Syndergaard just yet.