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

Before their season-ending 4-3 loss to the Red Sox Tuesday night in Game 4 of the ALDS, the Yankees put out a call for the 'Avengers' on Twitter, saying it was 'all on the line.'

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (AKA Thor), who has been voyaging around Europe -- where he became a Viking -- had a response to the Yankees on Wednesday morning.

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

Before their season-ending 4-3 loss to the Red Sox Tuesday night in Game 4 of the ALDS, the Yankees put out a call for the 'Avengers' on Twitter, saying it was 'all on the line.'

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (AKA Thor), who has been voyaging around Europe -- where he became a Viking -- had a response to the Yankees on Wednesday morning.

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New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 6, 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 Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (AP)

Noah Syndergaard is frolicking around Ireland, and he gave Mets fans a shock Wednesday when he posted a photo on Instagram of him in the barber's chair.

Before Syndergaard could reveal the finished result -- he got a bit taken off the sides as he prepares for a role as a Viking in a History Channel show (yes, that's really happening), fans took to Twitter to freak out over the possibility that Thor was having all of his locks chopped off.

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Noah finishes strong 00:01:32
On the final day of the season, Jose Reyes bid farewell to Mets fans and Noah Syndergaard tossed a complete game shutout over the Marlins.

Noah Syndergaard shut down the Marlins' bats in a 1-0 shutout on Sunday afternoon to cap the Mets' 2018 season.

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The guys talk 2019 00:02:21
Gary and Keith discuss the key decisions that lay ahead for the Mets organization heading into next season

Noah Syndergaard pitched the first shutout of his career and the Mets ended their season with a 1-0 win over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Syndergaard (13-4) allowed five hits and struck out six while tossing 101 pitches, including 78 for strikes. He finished the year by going 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA with two complete games this month. The right-hander went 11-3 over his final 17 starts and finished 2018 with a 3.03 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 155 strikeouts in 154 1/3 innings. Mets pitching held the Marlins scoreless over the final 24 innings of the series.

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The guys talk 2019 00:02:21
Gary and Keith discuss the key decisions that lay ahead for the Mets organization heading into next season

The Mets capped off their 2018 season with a 1-0 win over the Marlins as Noah Syndergaard tossed a shutout at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon. 

For a full box score of the game, click here

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

1) Syndergaard scattered five hits over his complete game. Thor collected six strikeouts over the game as he put the best of final statements on his season.

2) Todd Frazier drove in the Mets only run on the day with an RBI double to left to score Jeff McNeil

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

Mets manager Mickey Callaway sent starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard home after he threw six scoreless innings on just 89 pitches in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves because Syndergaard was feeling "sick all day."

Syndergaard, who retired eight of the final nine batters he faced, left with the Mets up 3-0, however New York's bullpen allowed four runs in the seventh inning and three in the eighth.

Syndergaard struck out five batters and allowed just three hits and two walks, lowering his ERA to 3.22. 

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Gary, Keith and Ron on bullpen 00:01:47
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling talk about what the Mets need to do to improve the bullpen heading into next season.

The Mets' bullpen allowed seven runs over the final three innings during a 7-3 loss to the Braves on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Robert Gsellman (6-2) retired one batter and was charged with four runs -- three earned -- on two hits and a walk. An error by center-fielder Austin Jackson helped the Braves load the bases with one out. Drew Smith uncorked a run-scoring wild pitch and surrendered a go-ahead two-run single to Ronald Acuña Jr. to put Atlanta ahead, 4-3. Jerry Blevins allowed three runs -- two earned -- in the eighth, including a two-run shot by Ozzie Albies.

 

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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 their final homestand of the season when they face the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Mets notes

The Mets will finish this season with a better record on the road (40-41) than at home (33-42). ... New York's minus-28 run differential is the fifth-worst in the National League. ... The Mets have a 3.61 ERA in September, which is fifth among all NL teams in that span.

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Apr 9, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland (left) talks with Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (right) on the pitchers mound in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins during a MLB baseball game at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Apr 9, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland (left) talks with Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (right) on the pitchers mound in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins during a MLB baseball game at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Near the trade deadline, rumors of the Mets dealing away some of their top-tier starters were swirling around Flushing. And rightfully so considering the Mets weren't ticketed for the postseason. 

Initially, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard were of high interest, but the Mets eventually walked that back. They didn't, however, take Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz off the table. At the end of the day, no trade was ever struck and the rotation stayed how it was. 

Pitching coach Dave Eiland was a happy camper. 

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The guys talk Syndergaard 00:01:44
Gary & Ron discuss Noah Syndergaard's inconsistency of late and what adjustments he needs to make to become a complete pitcher

Noah Syndergaard allowed two homers over four innings and the Mets offense mustered six hits in a 4-0 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday night at Citzens Bank Park.

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

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

1) Syndergaard (12-4) was charged with three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six in four innings.

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard was brilliant in his last outing against the Red Sox, but he couldn't seem to channel that Wednesday night in Philadelphia. 

Syndergaard saw an early exit after allowing three runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out six over four innings of work. 

It was the long ball that did Thor in. In the bottom of the first, Rhys Hoskins mashed a solo homer to right center field. Then, after working out of trouble in the third, Odubel Herrera crushed a two-run homer to right to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead. 

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Noah and HRs take Mets over Sox 00:01:25
A dominating Noah Syndergaard was backed by four home runs in Boston, as the Mets took down the Red Sox on Friday at Fenway Park, 8-0.

The Mets hit four home runs to back Noah Syndergaard's seven-inning outing in an 8-0 victory over the Red Sox on Friday.

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Gary, Keith, and Ron on Bruce 00:01:39
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling look at the success Jay Bruce has had since his return from the DL, and what it means for 2019.

Noah Syndergaard pitched seven scoreless frames and the Mets hit four home runs en route to an 8-0 victory over the Red Sox on Friday in the first of three games at Fenway Park.

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

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

1) Austin Jackson, Jay Bruce, Amed Rosario, and Jeff McNeil all contributed home runs, but Bruce led the way with four RBI. Bruce drove in the Mets' first run in the first inning before launching a three-run blast two innings later to make it 4-0. Jackson and Rosario each homered in the eighth inning -- Jackson hit a two-run homer while Rosario had a solo home run. 

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The guys talk Jay Bruce 00:01:54
Gary & Keith discuss the impact Jay Bruce has made since his return to the Mets lineup

Tomas Nido hit a three-run, bases-clearing double, Todd Frazier homered and collected four RBI, and the Mets' offense backed Noah Syndergaard in a 10-5 win over the Phillies on Saturday night.

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

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

1) Tomas Nido kickstarted the Mets' offense with his three-run double in the second inning, marking the first of three consecutive innings of Mets scoring. Todd Frazier blasted a three-run home run in the fourth and added a sacrifice fly in the sixth to cap off a four-RBI day, while Jay Bruce hit an RBI single in the fourth and Brandon Nimmo drove in the Mets' ninth run of the game in the sixth inning. Two innings later, Michael Conforto hit his 22nd home run of the season.

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Aug 22, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 22, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets (63-77) continue a three-game series against division-rival Phillies (74-66) on Saturday night at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. on SNY. 

Mets notes

The Mets have won four of their last six games and are 5-5 in their last 10 games. ... Since the All-Star break, the Mets have scored 217 runs since the All-Star break, tied for the third-most in the NL and tied for the eighth-most in the majors. ... Jeff McNeil has hit safely in 19 of his last 20 starts and has reached base safely in each of those 20 starts.

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Syndergaard rocks a home run 00:01:16
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard helps his own cause with a solo home run in the top of the third inning.

With the Mets in LA to play the Dodgers, it's a good time to look back at May 2016 when Noah Syndergaard hit two home-runs in a Mets 4-3 win.

"What's next?" former Mets 2B Neil Walker asked reporters after the game. "He goes out there, he's throwing 100 and he's hitting home runs at night to the opposite field at Dodger Stadium. Those are legendary type things. It was a really good night for the kid. ... The guy's an animal, on and off the field. You never know when he takes the mound what you're going to get. He's a big, strong kid. He's Thor."

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park. (D. Ross Cameron/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park. (D. Ross Cameron/USA TODAY Sports)

By focusing on his secondary pitches, Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard showed how strong of a pitcher he is capable of being.

Syndergaard tied a season high of 11 strikeouts -- just four of which coming on a fastball or sinker -- and threw his first-career complete game in Sunday's 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

"I kind of worked backwards for the most part," said Syndergaard, who allowed one run and two hits. "I feel their game plan was to come up and jump on the fastball."

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Gary and Keith talk Thor 00:02:21
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss Noah Syndergaard's first career complete game and the importance of starters going deeper in games.

Noah Syndergaard matched his season-high with 11 strikeouts during the first complete game of his career as the Mets topped the Giants, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park.

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

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

1) Syndergaard (10-3) surrendered a run on two hits and a walk while throwing 114 pitches, including a career-high 87 strikes. The previous longest outing of his career came against the Pirates on June 15, 2016 when he tossed 8 1/3 innings. Syndergaard did not allow a hit after the fourth inning and retired 17 of the last 18 batters he faced. Jay Bruce's throwing error allowed Brandon Belt to reach safely with one out in the seventh.

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Sep 1, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) hits a RBI fly ball during the eleventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)
Sep 1, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) hits a RBI fly ball during the eleventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)

The Mets (60-75) will wrap up their road trip in the series finale against the Giants (68-69) on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. on SNY.

Mets notes

The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games. ...The Mets rank first in the NL with a .336 on-base percentage, which is also good for second in the MLB. ...New York has 25 homers over their last 19 games.

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Zack Wheeler has been pitching like an ace since June, while Noah Syndergaard's last six starts have arguably been the worst of his career as he works through an up-and-down season that has been marred by some health issues. 

With Wheeler finally putting it all together and Syndergaard struggling, should the Mets be more excited about the future potential of Wheeler? SNY.tv's Matthew Cerrone and Danny Abriano discuss...

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Aug 27, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)
Aug 27, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)

Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard expects to dominate. After not doing so again on Monday night, he called his season "disappointing."

"I just feel like every five days right now I'm just kind of wasting my ability to throw a baseball," Syndergaard said after allowing four runs on nine hits while walking three and striking out six in six innings against the Cubs. "My stuff's too good to go out there and go six innings and give up four runs with nine base hits. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense."

Syndergaard missed roughly two months earlier this season due to a finger injury, but was strong after returning on July 13, allowing two runs total during his first two starts back while walking two and striking out seven in 10 innings...

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The guys talk Syndergaard 00:02:34
Gary and Ron discuss why Noah Syndergaard may not be as dominant a pitcher as he has been in the past.

Jerry Blevins allowed a go-ahead double by Ben Zobrist in the seventh inning as the Mets fell to the Cubs, 7-4, on Monday night at Wrigley Field.

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

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

1) Blevins (1-2) did not retire a batter in the seventh inning and was charged with two runs on three hits. He allowed consecutive doubles to Anthony Rizzo, which was aided by instant replay, and Zobrist before yielding an infield single to Jason Heyward.

 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard allowed four runs, nine hits and three walks in a no-decision Monday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, settling down after running into trouble in the third inning.

The 12 batters that reached base safely against Syndergaard were the most he allowed in a game this season, as the 25-year-old hasn't been the dominant pitcher he's shown he's capable of being.

In the month of August, Syndergaard is 3-2 with a 4.74 ERA, allowing 20 runs, 41 hits and 10 walks in 38 innings. 

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May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) drives in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) drives in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

The Mets visit Wrigley Field to begin a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs on Monday at 8:05 p.m.

Mets notes

With Sunday's loss, the Mets have not won three games in a row since July 24-26. ... The Mets have lost their last seven games against the Cubs dating back to last September. ... Over his last 13 games, Wilmer Flores is hitting .306 with one home run and nine RBIs.

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The guys talk Dom Smith 00:02:12
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez discuss where young slugger Dominic Smith fits in with the New York Mets' future plans.

The Mets slugged three home runs and Noah Syndergaard pitched six solid innings in a 5-3 win over the Giants on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Syndergaard (9-3) wasn't dominant but effective, holding the Giants to two runs on five hits and a walk in his six innings to win for the seventh time in nine decisions. The right-hander struck out six and threw 73 of his 101 pitches for strikes while allowing less than three runs for the first time since July 20.

 

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Aug 22, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 22, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard set the tone in his latest start against the Giants on Wednesday night, setting himself up for a win. 

Over six innings of work, Syndergaard allowed two runs on five hits, while striking out six and walking one over that span. 

It was the perfect start to the night, with a 1-2-3 first inning that included Syndergaard's first strikeout of the night. And two more came in the second when Syndergaard racked up six straight outs. 

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Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jose Bautista (11) hits a game winning grand slam in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jose Bautista (11) hits a game winning grand slam in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets (55-70) and Giants (62-65) will continue their four-game series on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.

Mets notes

The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and have won 11 of their latst 18 games. ...Having scored 166 runs since the All-Star break, the Mets are tied for most in that category in the National League. ...The Mets 2019 schedule was released on Wednesday, where they will open the season on April 4, 2019 against the Nationals.

 

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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.

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

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.

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

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 thinks Mets can win 00:00:34
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. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Anthony Swarzak, Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Justus Sheffield, Michael Conforto, Miguel Andujar, Noah Syndergaard, Todd Frazier, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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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. 

Click below to see...

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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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