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The Mets were going for a sweep of the Nationals on Sunday but instead they lost. Very, very badly. To the surprise of no one Noah Syndergaard left the game in the second inning with a possible lat injury, and with Sean Gilmartin in the game the hits just kept on coming. Anthony Rendon could’ve beaten the Mets single-handedly with his 10 RBIs.
By the time it was all over the Mets were embarrassed both on and off the field. Between losing by over two touchdowns, and the incredibly mishandled Syndergaard situation, things could not have gone worse.
However, Kevin Plawecki did manage to pitch one clean inning. So there is that.
Obviously the Syndergaard situation was major news and everyone had an opinion:
Ken Rosenthal believes this situation highlights a bigger problem that is felt throughout baseball.
John Harper of the Daily News believes both parties are at fault when it came to dealing with Syndergaard’s initial injury.
Mike Vaccaro of the Post sees this as a pattern when it comes to dealing with injuries.
Bob Klapisch from the Bergen Record also believes there is plenty of blame to go around.
David Lennon of Newsday thinks any steps the Mets take now is too little, too late.
Both Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins shared their reactions after the game.
With Syndergaard most likely headed to the DL, it is time for Rafael Montero to step up.
Syndergaard’s injury wasn’t the only bad news on Sunday. Lucas Duda also felt a “twinge” while rehabbing and won’t return from the DL today.
Kevin Plawecki was pressed into service to pitch and his first outing did not go very well.
There is a handful of Mets that are headed in opposite directions when it comes to their performances on the field.
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Around the Majors
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Kevin Palermo covered the Noah Syndergaard injury news.
This Date in Mets History
Two of the Mets most dominant starters made sizzling starts on May 1. In 1974 Tom Seaver took to the mound against the Dodgers and struck out 16 batters. Two years later he was pitching again on May 1 and struck out 12 Giants.
Then in 1984, Doc Gooden got the start against the Cubs and he struck out 10.