Update by Joe D.
Speaking with reporters at Turner Field in Atlanta this afternoon, manager Terry Collins said that there’s a possibility that Noah Syndergaard will not be added to the team at any point this season.
When asked why, Collins replied: “Shit happens.”
Syndergaard is 6-4 record with a 5.35 ERA this season for Triple-A Las Vegas in 14 starts and has missed some time to the disabled list this year.
Last week a team official told Andy Martino that Syndergaard wasn’t even on their radar when asked when he would be promoted.
Collins also acknowledged that when Dillon Gee comes back, Sandy Alderson will play a large role on deciding who vacates the rotation.
I think the writing is on the wall for Collins, new extension or not…
Noah Syndergaard was back on the mound Thursday night, as the Las Vegas 51′s faced the Sacramento River Cats in Pacific Coast League action. Syndergaard recorded a win his last time out despite giving up five runs in the effort, and was looking to build on it as he continues his push to the majors.
Things didn’t quite work out the way he had planned.
Syndergaard lasted just four innings on Thursday. Things started out well for the big righty, but quickly fell apart after he got himself into a little bit of trouble in the third inning.
After setting down the first seven River Cats he faced in order, Colin Walsh singled into left for the first Sacramento hit of the game and it was all downhill from there.
The River Cats tagged Syndergaard for four runs in the inning on a walk and four hits. He would come out after completing the fourth inning with the 51′s trailing 5-0. In 14 starts this season he has a 5.35 ERA and 1.501 WHIP.
Syndergaard has had a rough go of things since his return from the disabled list. His pitching line over his last three starts looks like this:
14.2 IP, 18 H, 14 R, 14 ER, 4 BB, 14 K
After a very successful run in Double-A last season that included starting the Futures Game, it appeared as though Syndergaard was on the fast-track to the major leagues. His recent struggles are somewhat concerning, and I don’t see the Mets rushing him through his development.
There is still a chance he makes his debut this season, but at this time it doesn’t seem as likely as it did when the Mets broke camp this spring.
MMO Prospect Alert: Catching prospect Kevin Plawecki made his Triple-A debut on Thursday and blasted a game-tying solo home run with two outs in the top of the 9th inning.