In a game where he dismantled the Reds all by himself in a 1-0 victory, Noah Syndergaard made Mets history.
In the aforementioned dismantling, Syndergaard became the first Mets pitcher ever to toss a shutout and provide the only run of the game by hitting a homer.
The homer came in the bottom of the third inning when Syndergaard crushed a pitch from Reds starter Tyler Mahle deep into the seats in left center field.
Back to the history Syndergaard made...
Aside from his feat being the first such instance in Mets history, it was also the first time since 1983 that any major league pitcher had thrown a shutout while hitting a homer in a 1-0 game. The last player to do it, per Mike Mayer of MetsMerized, was Bob Welch for the A's in 1983.
Along with Syndergaard and Welch, only six other pitchers in major league history have thrown nine innings while hitting a solo homer to provide the only run of the game, per Mayer:
8 pitchers in MLB history have gone 9 innings and hit a solo home run as the only run of the game:
Juan Pizarro (1971)
Jim Bunning (1965)
Early Wynn (1959)
Spud Chandler (1938)
Red Ruffing (1932)
Gene Packard (1915)