The Mets had their first four-run inning since mid-June, but Noah Syndergaard was still the story of the night as he led the Mets to a 4-1 victory tonight over the Diamondbacks at Citi Field.
For the second consecutive start, Thor was magnificent. He scattered one run and four hits over eight innings of work, but most notably, he seemed to pitch better and better as the game went on. Indeed, he struck out five of the six batters he faced in the sixth and seventh innings on his way to setting a new career-high for himself with thirteen strikeouts. In the eighth, he worked around a one-out walk to get none other than Paul Goldschmidt to gently pop out to Kevin Plawecki to end his night and earn a standing ovation from the Queens faithful. It may not have been Syndergaard's cleanest start, but it was certainly his most exhilarating.
In other news, Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer provided all the offense the Mets needed in the bottom of the first when they hit back-to-back homers off of Chase Anderson to put the Mets up 4-1. (You're not dreaming. That actually happened.) Additionally, Jeurys Familia provided a little excitement when he allowed the Diamondbacks to score one more run in an adventurous ninth inning, but the should-be All-Star got out of it to seal the deal on a great night for Noah Syndergaard and the Mets.
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