Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard will head back to New York for an MRI after leaving Sunday's game with a 'possible lat strain', according to the team.
He appeared to show discomfort in his second-to-last pitch, then exited after grabbing under his armpit on his final pitch.
Syndergaard gave up five runs on five hits in just one and 1/3 innings before departing. He threw 38 pitches on the day in his first start since April 20.
His start was initially backed up after he suffered biceps tendinitis. He refused an MRI during the week, noting that he felt "in tune" with his body and did not feel he needed one.
Syndergaard now has a 3.29 ERA on the season