Well, get used to reading this every time that our star prospect Noah Syndergaard takes the mound — he tossed another five shutout innings tonight.
In his last 16 innings pitched spanning three starts, Noah Syndergaard (THOR) has allowed just one run on five hits while striking out 16.
— Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) August 11, 2013
Since the Mets are running him out there with an eye on his innings workload, the intent is to keep his pitching schedule regular, but his in-game work limited. He’ll still toss his bullpen sessions and his general workouts, so there’s no big reason to worry.
Factoring in the fact that Syndergaard will pitch through the playoffs, he will likely see about a jump of 30 innings or so. But expect around five innings of work each time out from her e on in.
In any case, back to Syndergaard’s brilliant performance. For the second straight start, he permitted just two hits and a walk through five innings and allowed no earned runs.
The only difference this time around was that he struck out five batters. So his final line was: