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Best hitting pitchers in Mets history

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Noah Syndergaard
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NY Mets best hitting pitcher No. 5: Noah Syndergaard

While the man they called "Thor", when healthy, was one of the hardest throwers in the game, Noah Syndergaard was quiet a formidable hitter as well.

Over the 121 regular season games he appeared in for the Mets, Syndergaard logged 251 plate appearances, over which he recorded 34 hits while slugging 6 home runs, driving in 15 RBI and logging 15 walks.

For his career, Syndergaard has a registered .153 batting average with a .206 OBP, which isn't bad in the slightest for a hitter, but while he doesn't have a flashy average, he was most famous for his power.

On May 27, 2015, in just his fourth career start, Syndergaard hit his first career home run, launching a line drive to deep center field off of Phillies pitcher Sean O'Sullivan, showing fans just what a powerful bat he had.

One year later on May 11, 2016 while facing the Dodgers, Syndergaard became the first Mets pitcher since 1983 to hit two home runs in a game, as he recorded homers in the 3rd and 7th inning, both off of Kenta Maeda.

Syndergaard joined Walt Terrell as one of two pitchers in franchise history to hit two home runs in a game, and with the Universal DH coming to the MLB starting in 2022, that record will now never be broken.

Syndergaard certainly left his mark as both a pitcher and hitter during his time in Queens, and based on all he accomplished, he easily goes down as one of the top 5 hitting pitchers in team history.

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