Syndergaard Says Blister is Fine, Expected to Start Sunday

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Before Friday night’s game, New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard said the blister on the tip of his right middle finger is fine and fully expects to pitch on Sunday.

The Mets face the Miami Marlins in the final game of the home stand Sunday night at 8:08 PM ET on ESPN.

Syndergaard will be making his second start of the season after throwing six scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

Original Report – April 3

After pitching six shutout innings on Opening Day, Noah Syndergaard left the game with a blister on the tip of his right middle finger.

Thor was lights out through six innings, allowing five hits while striking out seven and walking zero. It was obvious something was wrong in the last inning when he couldn’t get his fastball past 96-97 mph, however he did manage to get the last pitch up to 99 mph to retire Nick Markakis on a fly out to left field. He threw 86 pitches.

Originally the Mets were going to have Syndergaard come back and pitch again before Robert Gsellman made his first start, however because of the blister, Gsellman will pitch Saturday and Syndergaard will start on Sunday.

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