The New York Mets avoided a sweep at Citi Field with a solid pitching performance by Noah Syndergaard who was dominate in their 5-2 defeat against the Miami Marlins.
Syndergaard had every pitch in his arsenal on display, punching out nine, walking none, allowing only one earned run in seven innings, the second, a result of a Yoenis Cespedes misplay of a fly ball to center.
Mew York got the benefit of a botched rundown in the first fueled by catcher J.T. Realmuto’s fielding miscue, which partially resulted in three Mets runs.
Conforto, who walked in a run along with his long ball in the fifth is trying to make a case for more playing time at the coveted position that’s filled by veteran players.
With Juan Lagares due back soon, and Bruce continuing to find good fortune with his bat, Conforto could be another casualty of no room at the Citi Field Inn.
It’s time for Terry Collins to pull the plug on the big league/minor league roller coaster the young outfielder’s been riding, and give the kid a shot of consistency.