Posted by Thomas Brennan at 8:14 AM
TOM SZAPUCKI IS ROCKING by Tom Brennan
Most Met blog followers know who Tom Szapucki is. He is a 20 year old lefty mid-to-high 90s fireballer that the Mets are very fortunate to have.
I am not sure I have ever seen a Mets prospect come out of the gate like Tom has - he may earn a nickname oh. like Tom Terrific, perhaps - if he keeps it up.
So what's he done in 2016?
23 hits allowed
4 earned runs
As the old saying goes, the numbers speak for themselves. And they are speaking (using my best Michael Caine accent) "very, very loudly".
In the minors, Thor did not pitch like that. Harvey did not pitch like that. Matz did not pitch like that. de Grom did not pitch like that. Wheeler did not pitch like that. You get the idea.
In his last start in Brooklyn, he took a no hitter into the 6th, and struck out 11 in 5.1 innings. Wow.
Tom's rockin' - and he's got our attention. We're watching.