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One day after Jacob deGrom returned to form, Noah Syndergaard upped the ante. He overpowered the Reds on the mound and put in the best Mets pitching performance of the year. He threw an impressive complete game shutout and also accounted for the Mets only run when he blasted a home run to left.
To top it off, Mets fans got their revenge on Jesse Winker and waved goodbye after he was ejected from the game when he argued a strike call in the ninth. Overall it was a perfect day at the ballpark to cap off a 5-5 homestand.
After his outstanding performance, Noah Syndergaard felt more like Thor in more ways than one.
With a thin bullpen, the complete game kept the Mets from having to piece together the latter innings.
Robinson Cano picked up a hit in the win and is now one hit shy of reaching 2,500 for his career.
Triple-A has not been kind to Tim Tebow as the former quarterback struggles at the higher level of play.
Around the National League East
With the Nationals’ pitching struggling, the team parted ways with pitching coach Derek Lilliquist. Stephen Strasburg showed no hint of struggles on the mound in Washington’s 2-1 win over the Cardinals.
Around Major League Baseball
Jeopardy champ James Holzhauer dreamed of working in baseball and is open to the possibility if a team would want his talents.
Tim Anderson and Cody Bellinger won Player of the Month honors for March and April.
A Rickey Henderson bobble will be making a guest appearance in Toy Story 4.
This Date in Mets’ History
On this date in 1967, Juan Marichal shut out the Mets to bring his record against them to a perfect 18-0.