dglobalnews.com Why did Mets' Noah Syndergaard leave Opening Day early?
Published: Tue, April 04, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

Why did Mets' Noah Syndergaard leave Opening Day early?

Why did Mets' Noah Syndergaard leave Opening Day early?

Syndergaard struck out seven without a walk in his first opening day assignment, the only blemish a blister on the top of his right middle finger that ended his outing. That said, they're just 1-4 in Syndergaard's last five home starts dating back to past year and are winless at 0-6 when he starts during Game 1 of a series. Fifth starter Robert Gsellman, who tossed a scoreless ninth, will start Saturday.

Curtis Granderson had a sacrifice fly and Lucas Duda busted the game open with a three-run double off ineffective reliever Eric O'Flaherty. But once he was lifted after 96 pitches, NY took advantage of five walks by a shaky Braves bullpen in a six-run bottom of the seventh that lasted 35 minutes. Still, manager Terry Collins said the right-hander's next turn will be pushed back a day to Sunday. One out later, Jose Reyes walked and Cabrera singled to center field for his third hit. A hit by Rene Rivera, a pinch-runner and a pinch-hitter, a fielder's choice and a walk set up the first pivotal situation, when Asdrubel Cabrera came to the plate with one out and Wilmer Flores on second.

He gave up a one-out triple to Freddie Freeman in the fourth inning, before striking out Matt Kemp and Nick Markakis to end the threat. And we're going to miss that.

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Both players are good pitchers though Syndergaard is no doubt the flashier of the two.

The Mets will host the Braves on Opening Day today at Citi Field. Two World Series rings later, Lennon left the Yankees' beat after the 1998 season, bounced between the Bronx and Shea for the next three years, then took over on the Mets for the demise of Bobby Valentine in 2002. I hadn't been in a competition-based setting in a while and it was awesome out there, feeling the electricity, the atmosphere from the fans, especially the 7 Line [fan club]. "I like being a little nervous", Bruce said. In addition to Wright, the Mets placed RHP Seth Lugo (right elbow inflammation), OF Juan Lagares (left oblique), LHP Steven Matz (left elbow inflammation) and OF Brandon Nimmo (right hamstring) on the 10-day DL, retroactive to March 30. The Braves fell to 23-29 on Opening Day since moving to Atlanta in 1966. Jacob deGrom will take the ball for the Mets, while former Met Bartolo Colon will oppose him.

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