Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |
Pete Alonso's record home run Tuesday night was a happy, but brief, distraction in a crucial Mets homestand that started so well but is souring rapidly.
Nine games at Citi Field began with such promise as the Mets beat the Indians three straight, but they've lost four in a row since then. The Cubs' victory Tuesday pushed the Mets three games back in the race for the second National League Wild Card spot and Chicago can do more damage to the Mets' hopes in the two games remaining in their series in Flushing.
Which is where Noah Syndergaard comes in. Syndergaard has been dynamite lately, but his start Wednesday night against Kyle Hendricks comes fraught with pressure.