The Mets could be getting some good news soon.
Noah Syndergaard turned in a solid outing in his rehab start with Brooklyn Cyclones on Tuesday, tossing 67 pitches over five innings while allowing three runs on five hits with no walks and nine strikeouts.
Orioles seventh-round pick Johnny Rizer homered off Syndergaard.
"I felt great," Syndergaard said after the game. "Nothing I could feel in my hamstring, no limitations, didn't feel timid out there on the mound, so I was able to accomplish what I needed to do."
The right-hander has been on the IL since June 16 with a right hamstring strain but hopes to be able to return to the rotation this weekend, where he would be in line to start Sunday.
Syndergaard has expressed optimism that his stint on the IL will not be long and said he was in "tip-top" shape last week.
Syndergaard has a 4.55 ERA (3.62 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP with 93 strikeouts in 95 innings (15 starts) this season.