Mets news: Noah Syndergaard to make big league debut on Tuesday

By Danny Abriano

With Dillon Gee heading to the disabled list with a strained groin, Noah Syndergaard will be called up to make his Mets debut on Tuesday at Wrigley Field, Sandy Alderson announced.

Gee, who walked in from Friday’s bullpen session with the trainer, will be placed on the disabled list retroactive to May 4.

Syndergaard, who was named PCL Pitcher of the Week last week and who allowed two runs over eight innings in his start on Thursday, had a 1.82 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 29.2 innings pitched (five starts) for Triple-A Las Vegas.

It was reported earlier on Friday that the Mets might call up Steven Matz to take Gee’s spot on Sunday, but the Mets opted instead to push their other starters up a day while slotting in Syndergaard on Tuesday night.

With Gee not eligible to return from the disabled list until May 19, it would seem that Syndergaard will make at least two starts for the Mets before a decision about his status needs to be made.


While it’s unfortunate that Gee is injured, it’s impossible to not be excited about the fact that Noah Syndergaard is coming up for his big league debut.

Before news of Gee’s injury broke, the speculation was that Syndergaard would be called upon in 10 days or so in order to make a spot-start. That he’ll get an extended look instead is even better.

Syndergaard has been absolutely tearing through the PCL over his last three starts, and he really would’ve been wasting bullets had he spent any more time in Triple-A.

Ever since Syndergaard was acquired from the Blue Jays – along with Travis d’Arnaud and others – in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto, Mets fans have been waiting for this day. That it’s finally about to be here is incredible, especially for the fans who have been following Syndergaard’s progress along the way.

It’s way too soon to start wondering, but we’ll do it anyway…

If Syndergaard is pitching well when it comes time for Gee to return, it’ll be extremely difficult to rationalize removing him from the rotation and sending him back to Las Vegas. The Mets will deal with that when the time comes, though.

For now, though, the Mets will have a rotation that will include Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Jon Niese, and Bartolo Colon.