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NY Mets: 5 best Noah Syndergaard moments on the field

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets in action against the San Francisco Giants during the National League Wild Card game at Citi Field on October 5, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Giants defeated the Mets 3-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets in action against the San Francisco Giants during the National League Wild Card game at Citi Field on October 5, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Giants defeated the Mets 3-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 02: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Noah Syndergaard #34 and Wilson Ramos #40 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on May 02, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Reds 1-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 02: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Noah Syndergaard #34 and Wilson Ramos #40 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on May 02, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Reds 1-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Noah does it all

The game against the Dodgers was not the only time Syndergaard singlehandedly won a game for the Mets. In early May of 2019, Syndergaard had what in my opinion was his best all-around game as a Major Leaguer.

It was the final game of an eventful three-game series against the Reds at Citi Field. This series included a lot of drama. In the first game, Jeurys Familia blew a save but the Mets would rally and walk off on a Pete Alonso sacrifice fly.

In the second game, the Mets would lose 1-0 with the final out being caught by Mets villain Jesse Winker who waved at the fans at Citi Field in excitement. The rubber game of that series presented a matchup between Syndergaard and Tyler Mahle.

On this Thursday afternoon, Syndergaard would dominate on the mound and at the plate. In the third inning, Syndergaard launched a 407-foot opposite-field home run well over the left-field wall to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.

This was all the scoring he would need on this day as he tossed a complete-game four-hit shutout in a 1-0 Mets victory. He became the first pitcher since Bob Welch in 1983 to hit a home run and pitch a complete-game shutout in a 1-0 victory.

Syndergaard was dominant on this day, striking out 10 batters including the aforementioned Winker three times. Syndergaard finishing what he started with the only run coming from himself sounds like something Jacob deGrom would do. It was quite the performance for Thor.

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