"I throw had when I want to throw hard." - Jeurys Familia
If we spend time this early in the season saying that one player could be peaking at this stage in their career (David Wright), we should spend equal time talking about what we saw yesterday from Noah Syndergaard and the places he could be taking us to over the length of his very young career. He gave up a triple in the first inning and then shut the game down for six innings, all centered around one of the most sick sliders I have ever seen in this game. We have a lot great pitchers on this team, but, in my opinion, here's your ace.
Catchers (3) - Xorge Carrilo, Raywilly Gomez, Colton Plaia
Infield (6) - Dominic Smith, Jeff McNeill, L.J. Mazzilli, Matt Oberste, Niuman Romero, Derrick Gibson
Outfield (5) - Jared King, Maikis De La Cruz, Victor Cruzado, Kyle Johnson, Stafan Sabol
Pitchers (13) - Mickey Jannis, Logan Taylor, Robert Gsellman, Andrew Barbosa, Beck Wheeler, Akeel Morris, Kyle Regnault, Kelly Secret, Luis Mateo, Mike Hepple, David Roseboom, Rainy Lara, Tyler Pill
B-Mets manager Pedro Lopez met with the press gaggle yesterday… said he has no plans on hitting 1B Dominic Smith in the cleanup slot (sorry Ernest)… also said that LZ Mazzilli and Jeff McNeil will be used at both second and third base…
The radar gun was screwed up again, showing the Noah Syndergaard slider coming in at 97. The top speed turned out to be 93.9 mph (PitchFX) and 93.2 (Statcast).
Ned Yost on Noah Syndergaard - "There's not a man on earth that I believe could hit any of those pitches."