The Mets beat the Royals yesterday for their first win of the 2016 season. Noah Syndergaard pitched one heck of a start, striking out 9 in six innings while throwing an absurd 95 mile per hour slider. The Mets' bullpen helped finish off the shut-out and seal the Mets' victory.
David Wright proved that the reports of his death were greatly exaggerated, finishing 1-for-3 with two walks and two stolen bases. Chris McShane has the full recap here, so we're going to move on to the videos!
The action began with the Royals receiving their 2015 World Series rings:
In short, Noah Syndergaard was nasty today:
The Royals' Lorenzo Cain made a sick catch to deny the Mets an extra base hit in the 2nd:
Even Cain couldn't stop Neil Walker from giving the Mets the only lead they'd need with a two run homer in the top of the 4th. For some reason MLB.com doesn't want to give an embed code for the video, so you can check it out HERE.
Commissioner Rob Manfred joined the SNY team in the booth during the 4th inning to talk about engaging young fans and some MLB rule changes:
David Wright was base-stealing machine out there!
Jim Henderson returned to action for the first time since 2014 and pitched a perfect 7th inning for the Mets:
Jeurys Familia finished off the night with a 1-2-3 9th inning to secure the win for the Mets:
After the game, Royals manager Ned Yost discussed why Noah Syndergaard is amazing:
And that's all for this one, folks!