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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard couldn't overcome a rough first inning in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Syndergaard allowed a season-high four runs and gave up eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, including a poor first inning in which he allowed the first four batters to reach base before he even recorded an out.

The 25-year-old Syndergaard (8-3) allowed a leadoff single to Cesar Hernandez and walked Rhys Hoskins to bring up former teammate Asdrubal Cabrera, whose double to left field made it 1-0. Nick Williams followed with an RBI single to center that made it 2-0. Syndergaard got Carlos Santana to hit into a 3-6-3 double play, but Cabrera scored from third to make it 3-0.

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Gary and Keith on steals 00:02:06
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez explain why opponents are stealing at will against Noah Syndergaard, and how he must adjust moving forward.

Noah Syndergaard allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings as the Mets lost to the Phillies 4-2 on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about Friday's game

1) Syndergaard was hit hard in the first inning, giving up an RBI double to former Met Asdrubal Cabrera to get things started for the Phillies. Nick Williams' RBI single and Carlos Santana's double play plated two more in the inning, making it 3-0. In the fourth, Austin Jackson misplayed a fly ball to deep center field that resulted in a triple for Roman Quinn, who then scored on an RBI single by Jorge Alfaro for the Phillies' fourth run of the night. Syndergaard threw 115 pitches over 5 2/3 innings, giving up four runs and striking out five batters.

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New York Mets center fielder Austin Jackson singles against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets center fielder Austin Jackson singles against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

After Thursday's doubleheader, the Mets take on the Phillies again Friday night at 6:05 at Citizens Bank Park.

Mets notes

The Mets have scored 46 runs in their past three games. Prior to that, they had scored 46 runs in their previous 10 games combined. ... Austin Jackson has a .379/.423/.591 batting line with two home runs and nine RBIs in 19 games since joining the Mets.

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Aug 12, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Aug 12, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard won for the fourth time in his last five starts by striking out seven baters and allowing three runs and seven hits in seven innings in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins.

"I felt a lot better mechanically today," Syndergaard told reporters. "I worked on it a lot in between starts and today I felt really comfortable out there. I wasn't really fighting myself on the mound. I really had to dig deep in the seventh inning to get through it."

Syndergaard (8-2) won his second straight start despite allowing at least three runs for the third straight outing. He allowed one run in the first inning, one in the fourth and another in the sixth, but neither he nor the bullpen allowed the Marlins to tie the game after Michael Conforto's sixth-inning homer gave the Mets their fourth run.

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The guys talk Syndergaard 00:01:52
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss Noah Syndergaard's strong performance despite the difficulty he has preventing stolen bases.

Noah Syndergaard pitched seven innings and Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer as the Mets won the rubber game against the Marlins, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

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1) Syndergaard allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven. It was the 13th time in 14 starts the right-hander surrendered three runs or fewer. Syndergaard (8-2) won for the sixth time in his last seven decisions and improved to 5-0 with a 1.96 ERA in seven career starts against the Marlins.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Despite taking a shutout into the seventh inning, Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard was charged with four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings in Monday's 6-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field.

Syndergaard struck out six batters and allowed just four hits through the first six innings, but failed to retire any of the final four batters he faced, leaving the game in the bullpen's hands.

"I didn't feel like I had the best stuff in terms of mechanically, in terms of stuff," Syndergaard said after the game. "I was able to go out there and survive through six and just kind of ran out of gas in the seventh."

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Gary and Ron talk Jeff McNeil 00:01:45
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling discuss Jeff McNeil?s offensive impact on the Mets so far and how he fits in the team?s plans moving forward.

Jeff McNeil, Austin Jackson and birthday-boy Wilmer Flores combined for nine hits, a homer and four RBIs to lead the Mets past the Reds, 6-4, on Monday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

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1) Flores and Jackson each had RBI hits during New York's three-run first inning. They both added two more singles and an RBI apiece to help the Mets open a 5-0 lead. McNeil singled twice and went deep in the sixth for his second big league home run. The 26-year-old has eight hits in his last 12 at-bats (.667) with two doubles, a homer and two RBIs. He's hitting .364 (12-for-33) through his first 12 games in the Majors.

 

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New York Mets center fielder Austin Jackson singles against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets center fielder Austin Jackson singles against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets begin a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Mets notes

Since losing 25-4 against the Nationals on Tuesday, the Mets have played five straight games that have been decided by three or fewer runs, including Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Braves in 10 innings. ... New York's minus-86 run differential is the third-worst in the National League and sixth-worst in the majors.

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Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | The Padres, who were in touch with the Mets in late-July about trading for Noah Syndergaard, are a team to watch when it comes to a potential offseason trade of Syndergaard or Jacob deGrom, according to SNY's Andy Martino.

If the Mets choose to move deGrom or Syndergaard in particular, the Padres -- who have a loaded farm system that most consider the best in baseball -- would be a perfect match. 

DeGrom is the best pitcher in baseball right now, and should net more than the Rays recently got for Chris Archer (Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow, and a PTBNL). Syndergaard would likely net a bit less. With the Padres not ready to contend, trading for Wheeler probably doesn't make sense for them. Here are some of the Padres minor leaguers (with their MLB Top 100 Prospect rankings in parenthesis) the Mets could target if they put Jake and/or Thor on the market...

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New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco looks on before facing the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (David Zalubowski/AP)
New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco looks on before facing the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

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It's the calm before the Mets storm. Enjoy it while it lasts. In a few weeks, the conversation around the Mets will quickly turn from hypothesizing about GM candidates to getting real news about where ownership intends to take their franchise and who is going to get them there...

As it stands, assistant John Ricco and advisors Omar Minaya and J.P. Ricciardi are essentially splitting the job after Sandy Alderson stepped down in June due to health issues...

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May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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In the weeks before the trade deadline, the Mets and Padres were quietly discussing a potential deal for Noah Syndergaard, according to people with direct knowledge of those talks. 

The teams could not agree on Syndergaard's value, and the discussions fizzled by the final weekend of July. But this is worth bookmarking for the offseason, when the Mets could revisit the idea of moving Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom.

For all the interest in those pitchers, there aren't many teams with both the will to pull off a big trade, and the farm system to make it work. The Yankees are one, but believe that the Mets would never send them a top player.

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The guys talk bad Mets defense 00:02:21
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling discuss the Mets' poor defensive effort in their loss to the Nationals on Wednesday afternoon.

Noah Syndergaard was solid in his return from the disabled list, but the Mets were unable to overcome an early deficit and were swept by the Nationals in the two-game series, 5-3, on Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Syndergaard (6-2) allowed an RBI single to Bryce Harper in the first and a two-run homer to Anthony Rendon in the third. He blanked the Nationals over his final four frames while retiring 12 straight and 15 of the last 16 batters he faced. Syndergaard was charged with three runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven innings and lost for the first time in six starts.

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Apr 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view as the sun sets over Citi Field during the second inning between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view as the sun sets over Citi Field during the second inning between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets assistant GM John Ricco is realistic about where the team is, and said after the trade deadline passed that a determination hasn't yet been made on how they'll proceed as they approach 2019 and beyond.

"All that happened today was we did not make a trade by the trade deadline," Ricco said on a conference call Tuesday with fellow assistant GMs J.P. Ricciardi and Omar Minaya. "I don't think that necessarily means we've committed to one direction or another for next season."

Ricco was responding to a question about whether the team had decided what to do with its most valuable assets after holding on to them through the deadline -- specifically Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Zack Wheeler.

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Zack Wheeler talks about not being traded, and says that the Mets can win next year if they keep the starting rotation together and healthy.

Mets righty Zack Wheeler said last week that he didn't want the Mets to trade him, and his reaction after the trade deadline passed struck a similar chord.

"It's nice to have all four of us stay together," Wheeler said about him remaining with the Mets along with Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Steven Matz.

Wheeler added that it wasn't exactly a sense of relief to stay put, but that he was looking forward to what the four could accomplish together heading in to 2018 and beyond. 

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Jul 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) reacts as he walks off the field after the top of the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) reacts as he walks off the field after the top of the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Matthew Cerrone (Twitter | Instagram | About Me): As expected, the Mets did not trade Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard before the trade deadline, despite both pitchers being capable of bringing back a collection of top prospects.

The lack of action could mean the Mets did not see an offer worth accepting. Or, after doing their due diligence, they decided to keep their best two pitchers because they can have them through the 2020 season, sign them to long-term extensions, or look to trade them this winter with more teams involved in the bidding.

During the past few weeks, the Dodgers, Yankees, Padres, Phillies, and Braves were all reportedly looking for an elite starting pitcher under team control. More importantly, all five of the above teams had the necessary prospects required by the Mets. None of them landed a top pitcher, but the Pirates came out of nowhere to trade for No. 2 type starter Chris Archer with about 30 minutes to go before the deadline. 

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Jul 27, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) and center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) high-five as both players scored on a three run home run by left fielder Michael Conforto (not pictured) against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Jul 27, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) and center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) high-five as both players scored on a three run home run by left fielder Michael Conforto (not pictured) against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

The Mets (44-60) finish up their two-game series with the Nationals (53-53) on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. at Nationals Park on SNY.

Mets notes

Prior to the start of today's game, Noah Syndergaard was activated from the DL and he will pitch. Syndergaard contracted hand, foot, and mouth disease and had to be skipped a start. ...The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games. Last night was the larget margin of defeat (21 runs) in franchise history. ...Austin Jackson collected his first homer with the Mets last night. 

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New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, May 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, May 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard will be activated off the disabled list this week and start Wednesday against the Washington Nationals after he contracted hand, foot and mouth disease last week.

Syndergaard, who last pitched July 20, was placed on the 10-day DL after he contracted the disease while working at a youth camp during the All-Star break.

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard "looked really good" on Wednesday and could pitch as early as August 1, manager Mickey Callaway said.

Syndergaard was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with hand, foot, and mouth disease.

"He was around today, he looked really good,'' Callaway said after Wednesday's game. "He even had the gloves off. He didn't have to worry about spreading what he's got, so he came in. He's in a really good spot right now.''

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Padres are checking in on Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard, reports Dennis Lin of The Athletic.

James Wagner of the New York Times reported on July 19 that the Padres like Syndergaard. San Diego is looking at Syndergaard part of their "wide-ranging search" for starting pitching help, according to Lin. 

However, SNY's Andy Martino has reported that a trade involving Syndergaard or Jacob deGrom is unlikely at this point.

Syndergaard landed back on the disabled list over the weekend with hand, foot, and mouth disease. He made two starts since returning from a separate DL stint due to a finger injury.

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Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes said Friday night that the root of his frequent leg pain is bone spurs on both heels and that they will eventually require surgery and an 8-to-10 month rehab program.

This was news to Mickey Callaway on Saturday morning, the manager said, though not news to assistant GM John Ricco, who said the Mets are aware of the heel pain, but unaware that Cespedes had been pushed to the brink of considering having surgery. 

The Mets have known since at least May that Cespedes has bone spurs. This is not news to them. It does, however, sound like it was news to them that he may need surgery, which he obviously discussed with someone because he knew the recovery time...

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has hand, foot and mouth disease, but at least he hasn't lost his sense of humor.

Syndergaard, who is on the DL due to the disease and may miss just one start, took to Twitter to post what it may look like when he boards the plane to Pittsburgh with his teammates later this week. 

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John Ricco on Syndergaard to DL 00:00:41
John Ricco explains how Noah Syndergaard contracted hand, foot and mouth disease, and says that Thor will hopefully miss just one start.

The Mets placed RHP Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday after he contracted hand, foot and mouth disease.

Mets assistant GM John Ricco said he believes Syndergaard is expected to miss only one start. He said he believes Syndergaard contracted the disease while working at a youth camp during the All-Star break.

Hand, foot and mouth disease can affect people of all ages, although it is most common with children 7 years old or younger, according to Zalika Paul of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Before the All-Star break, the Mets got to see if Noah Syndergaard was officially over his strain in his right index finger. He passed the test against the Nationals, allowing just one run over five innings. 

Well, more of the same was seen in Syndergaard's second start since coming off the DL as he shut down the Yankees' high-powered offense on Friday night. However, there was one hiccup.

In the middle of the fifth inning, manager Mickey Callaway came out to the mound with a trainer by his side to assess Syndergaard. The SNY broadcast team noticed Syndergaard looking at his throwing hand, and it was noted that his velocity on his pitches had dropped significantly. Syndergaard was pumping 98 and 99-mph fastballs, and they had dipped to around 94 mph...

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Post Game Extra: Cespedes 00:01:25
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling discuss how the return of Yoenis Cespedes will impact the likes of Michael Conforto.

The Mets' bullpen faltered a little, but stayed strong to get their first win of the second half over the Yankees, 7-5, in the Bronx Friday night. 

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

 

 

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Get hyped for the Subway Series! 00:00:36
SNY gets ready for tonight's Subway Series stop in the Bronx, as the Mets and Yankees meet again.

The Mets (39-55) and Yankees (62-33) begin a Subway Series rematch to kick off the second half of the season at Yankee Stadium on Friday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes...

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After taking two of three games at Citi Field in June, the Yankees look for more Subway Series success against the Mets at home.

The Yankees, who own the second-best record in baseball, take on the Mets, who have the second-worst record in the National League, in their second Subway Series of the season. 

Here is how each team stacks up for this weekend's three-game series.

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The Mets lost two of three games to the Yankees in their Subway Series in early June at Citi Field. They look for revenge coming out of the All-Star break in the Bronx.

Though the Mets have the second-worst record in the National League and face the Yankees, who have the second-best record in baseball, whoever wins this weekend's series will be the toast of the town, at least for the weekend.

Here is how each team stacks up for this weekend's three-game series.

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

After what was the team hoped to be a run at winning the NL East in 2018, the Mets have become sellers ahead of the trade deadline. One name oft-rumored: Noah Syndergaard.

The 25-year-old recently returned from the DL on July 13, after being out since May, and hasn't had a chance for his season to properly get off the ground. Syndergaard's injury misfortunes have played a part in the Mets disappointing season, leading them to evaluate all avenues to improve. One of those routes may be a rebuild...

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Mets RHP Robert Gsellman can finally rejoice -- his Xbox has returned. 

It was Gsellman's birthday on Wednesday, and fellow pitcher Noah Syndergaard decided to gift -- or should I say return -- Gsellman's Xbox to him. Gsellman, though, didn't think it should be considered a gift from Thor.

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets have finalized their starting rotation for their Subway Series matchup against the Yankees following the All-Star break.

Noah Syndergaard will get the start on Friday in the series opener against Domingo German, while Steven Matz will pitch on Saturday and Jacob deGrom will be on the mound on Sunday in the series finale. Matz will be opposed by Sonny Gray on Saturday and Masahiro Tanaka will pitch for the Yankees in the series finale. 

Syndergaard will make his second start since returning from the disabled list with a strained ligament in his finger, which forced him to miss more than two months of action.

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Jul 11, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray (55) pitches during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Jul 11, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray (55) pitches during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

The Yankees have finalized their starting rotation for their Subway Series matchup against the Mets following the All-Star break.

Domingo German will get the start on Friday in the series opener against Noah Syndergaard, while Sonny Gray will oppose Steven Matz on Saturday. Masahiro Tanaka will pitch for the Yankees in the series finale. 

German limited the Mets to three runs on five hits in six innings on June 9, while Tanaka allowed one run in five innings against the Mets.

Gray has yet to face the Mets this season.

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Noah Syndergaard is finally back in the Mets' rotation after what was a solid return on Friday night as he picked up the win. But even while he spent time on the DL, Syndergaard's name was thrown around in trade talks. 

And the Mets were listening. 

Along with ace Jacob deGrom, the Mets weren't shying away from listening to pitches on their top two arms. However, the Mets have cooled down those talks, and Syndergaard must be happy to hear that news. Though he realizes he doesn't have control on what the front office does, he still wants to be a Met...

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Gary, Keith and Ron talk Thor 00:01:16
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling discuss Noah Syndergaard's return to the mound and break down his outing vs. the Nationals.

The Mets provided some quality run support during Noah Syndergaard's long-awaited return to Citi Field, and he repaid them by setting the tone for a 4-2 win over their division rival on Friday night. 

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

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Callaway on Syndergaard's start 00:01:15
Mets manager Mickey Callaway and Noah Syndergaard discuss the pitcher's performance after returning from a nearly two-month stint on the DL.

It may have been a long wait to see Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard take the mound again, but it was well worth it on Friday night. 

Syndergaard tossed one-run ball over his five strong innings in his return to Citi Field. The night began with a 1-2-3 first inning, and Thor's heater was certainly showing early as he touched triple digits at times. 

He even managed to hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second to help his own cause...

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Mets OF Brandon Nimmo has been doing it all recently, and there was no exception to that on Friday night. 

Nimmo not only went 3-for-5 with a run scored in the contest, but also capped off the Mets' win in style with a nice diving grab in center field.

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Jul 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits a single during the seventh inning of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits a single during the seventh inning of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

The Mets (37-54) look for redemption against the division-rival Nationals (47-46) on Friday night at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

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Throwback Thursday: Syndergaard 00:00:49
In the first installment of Throwback Thursday, Noah Syndergaard prepares to start the 2013 Futures Game at Citi Field.

In the first installment of Throwback Thursday, Noah Syndergaard prepares to start the 2013 Futures Game at Citi Field.

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May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard threw bullpen session on Wednesday and will return to the starting rotation on Friday against the Nationals, manager Mickey Callaway said on Wednesday.

Syndergaard, who has been out since May 25 due to a finger injury, struck out seven batters in five innings in his first and only rehab start with Short-Season Brooklyn on Sunday. He allowed one run, two hits, and one walk, throwing 46 of 71 pitches for strikes. He reached 98 mph in the first inning and settled down after a rough first inning.

Syndergaard was originally supposed to return from his injury on June 10 against the New York Yankees, but was scratched right before the series began and has been out since.

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As trade season heats up, it's hard to say what the Mets rotation will look like at the end of the season. But never one to back to back down from a challenge, let's take a look at what it will look like…in 2020.

The Ace

With the Mets floundering for the second straight year, it's a wise move to cash in on their two current aces. But the team has historically balked at complete tear-downs and it's a safe bet that one of Noah Syndergaard or Jacob deGrom is still around.

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May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday and will return to the starting rotation on Friday if all goes well, Mickey Callaway said on Tuesday. 

Syndergaard, who has been out since May 25 due to a finger injury, struck out seven batters in five innings in his first rehab start with Short-Season Brooklyn on Sunday. He allowed one run, two hits, and one walk, throwing 46 of 71 pitches for strikes. He reached 98 mph in the first inning and settled down after a rough first inning.

The 25-year-old Syndergaard, who threw a 50-pitch simulated game last Tuesday, said he was pleased with his outing and that his finger felt fine. Mets brass said last week they hoped Syndergaard could return to the majors later this week.

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May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard came through his rehab start well and his next start will likely be with the Mets, manager Mickey Callaway said on Monday.

If Syndergaard remains on a five-day schedule, his return to the Mets would be Thursday against the Nationals. 

Syndergaard, who has been out since May 25 due to a finger injury, struck out seven batters in five innings in his first rehab start with Short-Season Brooklyn on Sunday. He allowed one run, two hits, and one walk, throwing 46 of 71 pitches for strikes. He reached 98 mph in the first inning and settled down after a rough first inning.

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New York Mets injured starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard throws batting practice. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets injured starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard throws batting practice. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard said he has not been focused on trade rumors as he looks to return from the disabled list.

"I don't really think much of it, just because I have zero control over it, so I'm not going to waste much energy on something that may not happen," Syndergaard told reporters after his rehab start with Short-Season A Brooklyn on Sunday.

Syndergaard, along with Jacob deGromSteven Matz and Zack Wheeler, have been the subject of trade rumors over the past month as the Mets have fallen to 16 games under .500 with the second-worst record in the National League.

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Noah Syndergaard made his first rehab start with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday since being sidelined by a finger injury.

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard struck out seven batters in five innings in his first rehab start with Short-Season Brooklyn on Sunday as he looks to return from a strained finger.

Pitching for the first time since May 25, Syndergaard allowed one run, two hits, one walk and two wild pitches, throwing 46 of 71 pitches for strikes. He reached 98 mph in the first inning and settled down after a rough first inning.

Syndergaard, who threw a 50-pitch simulated game last Tuesday, told reporters he was pleased with his outing and his finger felt fine. Mets brass said last week they hoped Syndergaard could return to the majors later this week, though Syndergaard said he will evaluate his next step on Monday.

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The Jacob deGrom bobblehead the Mets are giving out on Saturday is awesome, with deGrom's frozen glare peering over his glove. To recognize this ocassion and the frenzy it will cause, here is our very scientific ranking of the Top 10 Mets bobbleheads of all-time...


10. Mo Vaughn

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Sep 30, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (L) and pitcher Jacob deGrom (R) share a light moment before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Sep 30, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (L) and pitcher Jacob deGrom (R) share a light moment before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

With the Mets enduring a frustrating, disappointing campaign, much of the focus has shifted to the trade deadline.

The most pressing questions include: Should the Mets be sellers? If so, who do they trade? Should they undergo a complete rebuild? Could they look into trading Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard?

The last question has sparked the most conversation. Interim GM John Ricco addressed the possibility of deGrom or Syndergaard directly and admitted that they'd have to be offered an 'overwhelming deal' to even consider it...

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Zack Wheeler (45) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Zack Wheeler (45) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Here is a collection of relevant  trade rumors based on my recent conversations with rival team executives, MLB insiders, local reporters, and people connected to the Mets...

According to SNY's Andy Martino, the Mets have moved past the idea of trading Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard and are instead focusing on trading Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz.

However, in addition to Matz and Wheeler, teams looking for a mid-rotation starting pitcher are also looking at Tyson Ross (Padres), Marco Estrada (Blue Jays), Mike Minor (Rangers) and at least a handful of other more experienced and reliable arms...

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Andy Martino, SNY.tv | TwitterAs the Mets explore potential trades, their focus has turned away from Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, and much more on moving Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler.

No moves are imminent, according to people involved in the process. But when other teams call, they are hearing that deGrom and even Syndergaard are not really available.

A few weeks ago, Mets people expressed an openness to trading deGrom and/or Syndergaard as a way to facilitate a quick rebuild. The vibe has since shifted considerably, and the team expects to hold onto both at least until the end of the season...

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Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

I still can't find anyone in baseball that believes the Mets will deal Jacob deGrom this summer, even though the organization is currently seeing back-channel interest in him and Noah Syndergaard.

Why won't deGrom be traded? Here are the three most common reasons I heard from rival insiders..

1) Fill-in GMs J.P. Ricciardi and John Ricco are both expected to interview this October when ownership begins vetting candidates to be their new, permanent GM. In that case, it will be much more safe for Ricciardi and Ricco to keep their aces and, instead, pitch a more thoughtful plan to ownership this winter. Because, if they make a mistake now and botch a deal for deGrom today, they can kiss goodbye their chances of ever becoming the team's GM...

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New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, May 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (AP)
New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, May 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (AP)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard will make a rehab start for the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday. And if all goes well, he could very likely return to the rotation. 

Syndergaard, who has been rehabbing a strain in his right index finger, threw a 50-pitch simulated game on Tuesday. The game must have went well with the Mets pushing their flamethrower to the next and likely final stage of his rehab. 

Syndergaard had been slated to return from the DL to start on June 10 against the Yankees, but was scratched from that start before receiving a second opinion on his injury. 

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May 20, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
May 20, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard (strained right index finger) threw a 50-pitch simulated game in Toronto on Tuesday, manager Mickey Callaway said.

The next step for Syndergaard could be a minor league rehab game, which would likely be his final step before returning to the rotation. 

Syndergaard had been slated to return from the DL to start on June 10 against the Yankees, but was scratched from that start before receiving a second opinion on his injury. 

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