Lucas Duda and Noah Syndergaard have been named Co-Player of the Week in the National League for their spectacular play. Duda had about as good a week as a hitter can have. In five starts, he hit .474/.524/1.632 with seven home runs and 10 RBI.
While Duda put runs on the board for the Mets, Syndergaard kept opposing players off of it. Thor, as he is affectionately known, went 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA with 18 strikeouts and zero walks in two starts this week. The rookie took a perfect game into the seventh inning on Tuesday against the Padres, allowing just three hits in eight innings. Last night against the Nationals, he allowed only two runs in eight innings as the Mets swept Washington and pulled into a tie for first place in the division.
The last time two players from the same team took home Co-NL Player of the Week honors was in July 2013, when Jose Fernandez and Steve Cishek of the Marlins did so.