clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Reds' Todd Frazier says Mets are 'team to beat'

Not surprising after the Mets' four-game demolition of the Reds this weekend.

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Pointing to the Mets' young starting rotation, Cincinnati Reds' third baseman Todd Frazier said that the Mets may be the team to beat in the postseason.

"The way they’re hitting, they’re rolling on all cylinders right now," Frazier said after the Mets completed a four-game sweep of the Reds, in which Cincinnati was limited to eight runs against Mets starting pitching. "Hopefully they can keep it up. It’s fun to watch and at the same time, I’m glad we don’t have to play them 19 games."

Frazier said that good pitching beats good hitting, and added that he thought Noah Syndergaard is the nastiest of the four pitchers he saw.

"Noah Syndergaard is the real deal, he’s one of the nastiest guys I’ve faced, he’s No. 1 or No. 2 for sure," he told reporters. He called Syndergaard's changeup "basically a 90 mph sinker. Most people would die to have a 90 mph sinker. It’s a fastball that fades."

In their four wins against the Reds, the Mets' big four starters—Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz—struck out 34 batters and walked none.