Mets Opening Day starter Noah Syndergaard has been sick for a month and a half
You probably wouldn’t have guessed it, would you? Noah Syndergaard has been feeling sick for approximately six weeks.
We knew that on Thursday Syndergaard was sent home early due to supposedly having the flu. Anyone who watched him pitch Wednesday, however, would have had no idea as he looked fantastic and like normal.
But, in Monday’s start, he did not look so terrific, or even like himself. He gave up three runs and three hits in 3 1/3 innings. The Mets did end up winning, but still.
It turns out that Syndergaard has been feeling sick for the past month and a half. Monday evening it was announced that he has bronchitis. He simply had the following to say about this.
"“I’m trying to get over it, but it is what it is. I just want to be ready for Opening Day.”"
We want you to be ready for Opening Day too. There’s about three weeks to get better, so fingers crossed that this bronchitis can be out of his system by then.
Syndergaard also felt fatigued after Monday’s start. He admitted it could be the bronchitis, but he also acknowledged that it could be that it’s simply Spring Training and he still needs to get his stamina up. I’d like to think it’s because of the bronchitis.
Terry Collins had the following to say about his starter:
"“He’s like many people, including myself, that when it gets in their lungs and they get bronchitis, it can affect you for a while. He’s fighting that. He’s been on medication. He is getting better, but he just ran out of gas.”"
Hearing that Syndergaard ran out of gas is not something we’re used to hearing… and hopefully not something that we will need to get used to hearing.
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Minus being scratched from a start last season due to strep throat, Syndergaard was a constant in a rotation that had its fair share of injuries. He needs to be a constant again this season. Feel better, Thor. We all want to see you dominant on April 3rd.