After the Mets took an 8-3 victory over the Cubs to advance to the World Series, Noah Syndergaard, who earned a victory in Game 2 of the NLCS, had no reservations about his team's chances in the World Series. As he told the Post during the Mets' postgame beer shower:
"I'm 100 percent confident. One hundred percent. We have the pitching, the hitting and the defense. We have it all."
Syndergaard, who was called up to significant fanfare in May, had an excellent rookie campaign in the Mets' rotation. Going 9-7 with a 10.0 K/9, the 6-foot-6 right-hander's success has translated to October baseball. Syndergaard has made three postseason appearances (including one out of the bullpen in Game 5 of the NLDS), striking out 20 over 13 innings pitched with a 2.77 ERA. Acquired along with Travid d'Arnaud from the Toronto Blue Jays in a blockbuster trade for R.A. Dickey in December 2012, Syndergaard has proven to be an integral part of the franchise.
"We came into this season a little bit of an underdog, we washed away all those doubts that people had about us. And it was unbelievable challenge as a team but we came together and that made all the difference."
"This is a little bit of heaven right now.''
For all of us, yes.