The Mets only healthy, returning starting pitcher last year was the first starter to pitch for the Mets this spring.
Noah Syndergaard took on the Astros on Friday and did the usual. Thor produced two scoreless innings, allowing one hit, two walks, and a strikeout.
It took Syndergaard 29 pitches, 16 of which were strikes, to get through eight Houston batters. The only hit he gave up was a two out infield single. He also surrendered a walk in each inning.
It was just another day for Syndergaard when his fastball sat at 97 MPH and touched 99 MPH. His slider was sitting at 94 MPH, while his only strikeout came on this filthy changeup to Marwin González.
Syndergaard looked very good, per usual. His pitches looked sharp and his velocity will somehow rise. Sitting at 97 MPH for his first start of the spring shows what might be coming for Noah this season.
He is the only healthy returning starting pitcher of the main four pitchers, and Syndergaard showed that he hasn’t skipped a beat this offseason. He looked the same as always. Now, he has his other three weapons alongside him.