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Noah Syndergaard leaves Mets-Royals game with elbow flare-up

Right-hander meeting with team doctor

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets
Syndergaard left the Mets-Royals game with elbow discomfort
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Noah Syndergaard left Wednesday’s game with elbow discomfort after only six innings and 91 pitches. He had allowed three earned runs and earned the win in the Mets’ 4-3 victory.

Syndergaard is seeing team orthopedist Dr. David Altcheck. The right-hander, along with Yoenis Cespedes, who left the game with left wrist discomfort, will rejoin the team tomorrow.

Of the Mets' quintet of heralded young hurlers, Syndergaard is the only member to not have undergone Tommy John surgery. Two years ago, however, the Mets placed the then-Triple-A starter on the disabled with a flexor pronator strain, an injury that can be a pre-cursor to Tommy John surgery.

The elbow flareup comes roughly 24 hours after Zack Wheeler suffered a setback in his return from the infamous operation, with New York shutting down the right-hander after he reported right elbow discomfort.

Should Syndergaard miss time, Logan Verrett is the most likely candidate to replace him. The swingman is 1-2 this year with a 5.79 ERA as a starter this season.