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Noah Syndergaard suffers setback

Sunday’s simulated game was postponed.

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Noah Syndergaard did not throw his scheduled simulated game on Sunday, due to “general soreness” after his rough appearance for the Brooklyn Cyclones on Thursday night. Syndergaard, who has been on the disabled list since May 1 with a torn lat muscle, is hoping to pitch a side session on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The Mets hope to get Syndergaard into a game by the end of the season “for his general mental state” according to Fred Kerber of the New York Post. Manager Terry Collins said that he thinks it is important for Syndergaard to pitch before the season’s end.

“I think it’s important by Oct. 1 this guy can pitch in a game. Will he? We don’t know. But we hope to get him to that point so when he goes into the winter where he’s going to rest his body, we know it’s OK.”

The reports simply referred to the delay as due to “general soreness,” and did not specify if any particular body part or area was troubling Syndergaard. Collins said that the decision not to throw was the team’s and not Syndergaard’s, though he did say that he was sore.

The Mets are playing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field this week and, hopefully, Syndergaard will be able to throw in front of team brass there.