September is always a good time to check in on your teams prospects to see how they're doing and if they're making an impression for possibly an invite to Spring Training next season. And for the New York Mets, the way their dreadful season has been going, it is never too late for the Mets and their fans to see what they have in their farm system.
Yes, you have players who are definitely raising some eyebrows in the minor leagues and are playing like Drew Gilbert Blade Tidwell, Jett Williams and Lusiangel Acuna just to name a few. But if there is any position the Mets need to address for 2024 and possibly beyond it's their starting pitcher. Besides Kodai Senga, the Mets rotation has a lot more questions than answers and if there is one player who raised some eyebrows this week for the Mets in Double-A, it's this pitcher whom no one has ever heard of and accomplished this amazing feat in Binghamton against the Hartford Yard Goats on Thursday.
NY Mets prospect Joander Suarez threw a no-hitter
If I were to tell you who Joander Suarez was, you would for sure not know who that is, but now you might. Joander Suarez, who is a starting pitcher for the Mets double-affiliate surprised everyone with his start for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. He threw a no-hitter for Binghamton on Thursday against the Hartford Yard Goats in a classic 2-0 pitching duel as Suarez's only blemish on the night was a walk and that's it as he struck out four in his seven no-hit innings on just 78 pitches. It was a complete masterpiece for the young pitching prospect.
It was the eighth no-hitter in franchise history for Binghamton and that's not even the most impressive part of Suarez's early success as a starter in the Mets minor league system in Double-A. Suarez, who is just 23 years old and from Cumana, Venezuela was signed by the Mets in 2018 and has not allowed a hit in 13 straight innings since coming up to Binghamton and has an overall 18 straight streak of no-hit frames dating back to when he was in Brooklyn pitching for the Cyclones.
Suarez has a long way to go until he has a chance to get to the big leagues, but this is still something very impressive for the Mets and for Mets fans to watch. Suarez's beginning as a starting pitcher for the Mets in their minor league has been an impressive one for sure and it will be fun to see what he can do for the Mets down the road.