Noah Syndergaard made his sixth start of the season on Wednesday night for Triple-A Las Vegas, and was dominant from start to finish.
Mar 3, 2014; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New Yorks Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (55) warms up before the spring training exhibition game against the Atlanta Bravesat Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
In seven innings of work, Syndergaard allowed one run (unearned) on four hits, walked two, and struck out seven. He threw 96 pitches, 68 of which went for strikes.
With his fastball sitting between 96 and 98 MPH and touching 99, Syndergaard also mixed in his curveball and changeup to keep Reno off balance.
While he was completing the seventh inning for the first time this season, Syndergaard walked two batters. However, he was able to close his outing with a flourish.
With runners on first and second and two outs, Syndergaard pumped in fastballs that ranged between 97 and 99 MPH to jump ahead in the count. After he was ahead, he broke off a filthy curveball to induce a swinging strikeout that ended the frame and his night.
Also notable Wednesday night for Las Vegas:
Juan Lagares played his last rehab game before his expected activation from the 15-day disabled list. Lagares started in center field, and went 2 for 4 with a run scored.
Jacob deGrom (3-0, 1.93 ERA) gets the start as the 51s take on Reno on Thursday night at 10:05 p.m. ET.