Noah Syndergaard is staying calm.
The Mets right-hander had another rough outing on Saturday, allowing five runs on 10 hits and three walks in just five innings in an 8-6 loss to the Brewers at Citi Field.
It was his third straight outing he failed to pitch beyond the fifth inning and fifth time in his first six starts this year where he has allowed at least four runs. His ERA now stands at 6.35.
Yet Syndergaard was trying to keep a positive mindset following his most recent struggles.
"I'm not pressing the panic button just yet," he said. "I still have every confidence in my abilities. ... Something's not clicking. I'm just one quick second away from turning this all around. Felt a lot better than I did vs. Cardinals but results were the same."
Syndergaard said his delivery was more in sync than last time out but his struggles Saturday were a combination of things -- from soft contact hits getting through to the two home runs he allowed.
What may have been most alarming, though, was the right-hander specifically pointed to not having faith in his breaking stuff, citing his grip on the ball not feeling quite the same.
"I don't have any trust in my slider or curveball. Every time I get a new baseball out there it feels like I'm holding an ice cube," he said. "Very untraditional for me to throw 87 mile per hour sliders. I don't have any answers there. All I know is every baseball I get feels like it's as slick as can be."