Mets: Dan Warthen says Syndergaard could pitch against Atlanta

By Christina Cola
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Noah Syndergaard
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Noah Syndergaard /

Break out the war hammers and winged helmets, because Noah Syndergaard could be back on a major league mound as early as this weekend

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Syndergaard has been sidelined since April 30th with a lat injury. It foreshadowed what would end up becoming a lost season for the Mets. Most wondered whether or not we would see him again before the season was over.

According to the Daily News, Thor had a positive bullpen session on Thursday, which Warthen believes means he could possibly make a start in Atlanta this weekend.

"“Everything looked good, he threw all his pitches, the ball is coming out of his hand well,” Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said. “It was a max-effort bullpen, so we’ll see how he feels tomorrow and go from there.”"

The Mets have been known to hurry players back from the disabled list which, of course, only means that they’ll be sent back there not long after. Collins feels that it’s important for the club to have Syndergaard make at least one more start before the season is over. Maybe to give us all a little hope for what 2018 will bring. Or to send us into cardiac arrest if Syndergaard does re-injure himself.

"“I think we owe it to ourselves as an organization to say, ‘Hey look we got to get Noah out there,'” Collins said. “It’s peace of mind for us. Peace of mind for him.”"

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Syndergaard was 1-2 with a 3.29 ERA, along with 32 strikeouts in just those few starts. There’s no doubt that he could have been a Cy Young candidate this year. My hope is that he really is healthy enough to make a start this weekend. Otherwise, it will just look like another bad decision by the Mets training staff.