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Mets' top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard likely to be called up for next spot start

The wait for Mets fans to get a glimpse of the team's top prospect in Queens will be over soon.

Mets top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard.
Mets top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard.
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The Mets will call up Noah Syndergaard for his major league debut the next time the team needs a spot starter according to Newsday's David Lennon. In an effort to give other starters additional rest, Rafael Montero made a spot start for the Mets on April 28 before landing on the disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation.

Syndergaard was recently named PCL pitcher of the week and has a 1.66 ERA with 26 strikeouts and eight walks in his four starts for Triple-A Las Vegas this season. Syndergaard struggled at times pitching for the 51s last year but would receive the big league start over fellow prized prospect Steven Matz, presumably because he has spent more time pitching in Triple-A.

More than two years have past since the Mets acquired Syndergaard from the Toronto Blue Jays in the R.A. Dickey trade, but it appears certain that the 6'6" flamethrower nicknamed Thor will be making his major league debut for the Mets at some point this summer.