Syndergaard will take the mound for the first time since May 25, when he allowed three earned runs over six innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. He was placed on the disabled list four days later with a strained ligament in his right index finger. He was initially slated to return on June 10 against the New York Yankees, but he was scratched after experiencing discomfort and swelling in his injured index finger.
He made one rehab start for the Brooklyn Cyclones last Sunday and threw five innings of one-run ball while striking out seven against the Staten Island Yankees. After tossing a bullpen session on Wednesday, he was given the all-clear to start tonight. Over 11 starts this season, Syndergaard has a 3.06 ERA, a 2.57 FIP, and a 1.18 WHIP with 76 strikeouts.
P.J. Conlon made one relief appearance since being recalled on July 9. He pitched against the Phillies on July 10 and tossed two scoreless innings while allowing three hits and striking out three. In seven-and-two-thirds innings for the Mets this season, including two starts, he has a 8.22 ERA, a 6.00 FIP, and a 2.22 WHIP.