And with such perfect timing, Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard was named the Pacific Coast League’s Pitcher of the Week
I was crossing my fingers for the last 24 hours, hoping to see Syndergaard get recognized for what’s been a remarkable week for him, And making it even more special was being on hand to watch him turn the corner as he has in the last two phenomenal starts.
In his last two outings, Syndergaard has logged 14 scoreless innings giving up only 6 hits and 2 walks with 19 strikeouts. His ERA is now just 1.66.
Congratulations to Noah!!!
The Las Vegas 51s reeled off their 9th straight win on Saturday night as Noah Syndergaard turned in his second straight dominant performance in the 3-0 victory. He pitched 7 scoreless innings against the Reno Aces giving up just 4 hits and striking out 10. In his last two outings, Syndergaard has logged 14 scoreless innings giving up only 6 hits and 2 walks with 19 strikeouts. His ERA is now just 1.66.
Syndergaard mixed in decidedly more breaking pitches with his 98 mph heat, throwing 65 of his 100 pitches for strikes, and retiring almost as many batters on ground balls as strikeouts. In all he tossed 69 fastballs, 29 curves, and two changeups. It seems like everything is falling into place for the future Mets right-hander.
The Las Vegas offense put up two runs in the bottom of the first inning when Matt Reynolds singled with two outs and stole second. After a walk to Alex Castellanos, back to back singles by Travis Taijeron and Cory Vaughn plated two. That was all the scoring until Vaughn slugged a solo home run to left field to add an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth.
Vegas will go for the sweep of the four game series against Reno on Sunday as lefty Darin Gorski takes the hill. They will vie to win 10 straight and take over sole possession of first place in the PCL Pacific Southern Division from El Paso.