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Mets ace Noah Syndergaard expected to make his next start

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Apr 14, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 14, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
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After leaving Friday night’s game early with two torn fingernails on his right hand, Noah Syndergaard and the Mets feel confident he’ll be making his next start.

Following last night’s loss to the Miami Marlins, 3-2, Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard spoke to the media about the annoyance of having to leave the game early.

"“It’s frustrating that a little hiccup like this could take me out of the game,” Syndergaard told reporters. “It was a long game last night and all I wanted to do is stay in there as long as I could to give the bullpen a break.” Noah then joked, “I have an excuse to get a mani-pedi now.”"

According to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, Syndergaard will be putting fake nails on his index and middle fingers for his next start, which he fully intends to make.

Even with those torn fingernails, Thor was still his dominant self on Friday night. He gave up only one earned run and six hits over six innings helping keep the Mets in the game throughout. Unfortunately, the offense couldn’t muster up more than two runs the entire night, so Noah got another no-decision — his second this year.

Over his 19 innings pitched so far this season, Syndergaard has only allowed four runs (three of them earned), and has struck out 20 batters without issuing a single free pass.

He dealt with a blister on Opening Day which forced him to leave that first start early, but he came back strong against the same Marlins the following Sunday to earn his first victory of the season, and avoid getting swept at home.

Next: Mets call up Sean Gilmartin, option T.J. Rivera

His next scheduled start is on Thursday, April 20 against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Hopefully those fake fingernails help out.

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