Noah Syndergaard was named the National League Player of the Week for the week of May 16-22. He went 2-0 and didn’t allow an earned run over 14.0 innings, didn’t issue a walk and struck out 21.
Syndergaard is just the fourth major leaguer to have consecutive starts without allowing an earned run or a walk and record double-digit strikeouts. The others are Nolan Ryan (1987), Jose Fernandez (2014) and Clayton Kershaw (2015- who had three such starts).
The only other Met to have consecutive double-digit strikeout games without a walk was Dwight Gooden (September 12 & 17, 1984).
Syndergaard has 76 strikeouts through his first nine starts, the third-most in team history. Only Tom Seaver had more through his first nine starts (88 in 1970 and 77 in 1971).
Thor now has eight double-digit strikeout games through his first 33 career starts and is tied with Matt Harvey for second-most for a Met in team history through their first 33 starts. Gooden is first with 16 such starts.
This is Syndergaard’s second Player of the Week Award, also winning the honor on July 27-August 2, 2015.