D’Arnaud Calls Syndergaard’s Fastball “Absolutely Electric”, Curveball “Pretty Devastating”

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Travis d’Arnaud was blown away after catching five scoreless innings from Noah Syndergaard during Sunday’s 6-0 win for Binghamton.

“What can I say about an outing like that?” said d’Arnaud, who is coming back from a broken foot suffered in April. “He had an absolutely electric fastball, his curveball was pretty devastating and his changeup — I didn’t even know he had a changeup like that. It just made his fastball look so much quicker and harder. The whole thing was effective.”

Syndergaard and d’Arnaud both joined the Mets last offseason in the blockbuster trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays. A trade that could go down as one of the worst lopsided trades in Blue Jays history.

As we reported yesterday, Syndergaard delivered his most dominant performance yet for the B-Mets, scattering two hits and a walk, while striking out three in his first scoreless outing at Double-A. In eight starts he remains undefeated at 5-0 with a 1.98 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. In 41.0 innings pitched, the 20-year-old right-hander has 49 strikeouts while issuing just nine walks.

Said d’Arnaud to reporters, “He really threw tremendous out there, and you can tell he’s a workhorse. Those guys are always fun to work with.”

By the way, the Mets’ top catching prospect is now 4-for-18 in four games with the B-Mets and could join Triple-A in the next week or so. On Saturday, he hit his first homer since beginning his rehab two weeks ago.

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