The Royals met Noah Syndergaard for the second time since the World Series, and even though we was not at his sharpest he still picked up the victory on Wednesday.
Syndergaard got some help in the third when starter Danny Duffy tried to sacrifice Jarrod Dyson over to third. Rene Rivera pounced on the ball at home and threw to third to nail Dyson. The umpire called Dyson out and the call was upheld after the Royals challenged the ruling.
James Loney got the scoring started in the fourth when he drove in Asdrubal Cabrera with a single. Cabrera had a nifty slide at home to avoid the tag of Salvador Perez.
A one-run lead is usually not safe against the relentless Royals and today was no different. The Royals first tied the game in the fifth on Cheslor Cuthbert’s fifth home run of the year, and then later took the lead on a Whit Merrifield RBI single.
However, the Mets had some fight in them when Ned Yost stretched out his starter a little too far. After Curtis Granderson walked, Cabrera smacked a home run to right, much to Duffy’s chagrin.
Once again that slim lead did not last long when Paulo Orlando got a fortuitous bounce on a ball up the middle to plate Perez and tie the game 3-3 in the sixth.
Terry Collins decided to give Matt Reynolds his first professional start in left. That decision paid dividends when Reynolds hit his first career home run in the bottom of the sixth to give the Mets a 4-3 lead.
The bullpen was once again stellar and Jeurys Familia tied the Mets record for consecutive saves to start a season.
Despite the win, all was not sunshine and rainbows in Metsland. Yoenis Cespedes had to leave after he injured his wrist on a swing.
Noah Syndergaard also had to leave the game with elbow discomfort according to Collins.
Ugh all this bad news is making me want ice cream. Hey look it is the Good Humor man! What luck!
The news appears to be promising with both Syndergaard and Cespedes, but if worse comes to worst Mini Thor might be worth a look getting the next start.