Noah Syndergaard had a near flawless day on the mound and led the Mets to an easy 6-1 win over the Rockies as the Mets captured the series on Sunday.
Syndergaard clicked immediately with catcher Tomas Nido and seemingly threw the right pitches in the right locations all day long, making very quick work of the Rockies. Through seven innings he allowed just one hit and struck out seven. His pitch count was at just 98, but with a 6-0 lead, Mickey Callaway opted not to push him. Jeurys Familia threw a perfect 8th inning and looked the sharpest he has all season. Hector Santiago coughed up a run in the ninth but struck out Nolan Arenado to end the game.
On the offensive side of the ball, Todd Frazier got the Mets off to an early lead with a first inning three-run home run, his sixth of the season. He later added an RBI double to continue his hot hitting. Carlos Gomez and J.D Davis also drove in runs and, shockingly, the Mets stole three bases in the game. Scoring six runs was particularly impressive for the Mets with Wilson Ramos, Robinson Cano (back on the I.L.), Jeff McNeil and Dom Smith all out of the starting lineup.
The Mets now sit one game under .500 as they head to Yankee Stadium for a two-game set. Pitching matchups will be Jason Vargas vs. Masahiro Tanaka and Zack Wheeler vs. James Paxton. There’s no telling how the Mets will fare in this series, but one thing is for certain – win, lose or draw, we’ll get reminded by Yankee fans about their 27 rings.