May 10, 2022, was a special day for Los Angeles Angels pitcher Reid Detmers. He joined an exclusive list of pitchers who have tossed a no-hitter in the major leagues. It’s something to be celebrated just as New York Mets fans rejoiced when Tylor Megill and company combined to throw one on April 29.
Detmers’ teammate and former Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard had an odd way to celebrate the occasion. Instead of simply acknowledging the accomplishment, he chose to troll the Mets.
Rather than celebrate Reid Detmers, Noah Syndergaard chose to troll the Mets
Syndergaard’s actual intentions with the Instagram story are unclear but most people have come to the same conclusion. His “real” in quotes is definitely a direct hit on the Mets no-hitter from less than two weeks ago. If his intentions weren’t to discredit the accomplishment by the Mets pitchers, he is definitely taking away from the real story here: Detmer’s excellence.
For years, Syndergaard has been one of those major sports personalities with the skill to succeed but a lack of results at times. Injuries have played a huge factor in preventing him from becoming the superstar many believed he could. Quotable, confident, and unafraid to take shots on social media, making any sort of reference to his ex-club is an odd flex when he had nothing to do with either game.
Mets fans fell in love with Syndergaard early in his career and for the most part, defended him as much as they could. His knock against the second no-hitter in franchise history comes across as unnecessary. One has to wonder if he holds some sort of a grudge against the organization or fans. If you remember, it seemed as if he would indeed accept the qualifying offer last November only to flee to California like a small town wannabe actress in the 1920s shortly after turning 18.
Perhaps the most reasonable explanation is the simplest one: Syndergaard loves getting under people’s skin. He knows Mets fans have moved on and any shot at them would accomplish the mission.
Let the record show, Tylor Megill and Reid Detmers have both started no-hitters with only the latter finishing it. Congratulations to them both.