CHICAGO – If Tuesday marks the swan song of Noah Sindergard's career at the New York Mets, he will make the most of his last outing. Not that he thinks it was.
The Big Right, nicknamed "Thor", went with 7 пода strong innings, keeping the Chicago White Sox in a loose run and leaving the Mets with a 2-1 lead one day before the annual baseball trade deadline. Syndergaard held Chicago until five hits and scored 11.
Syndergaard was then asked if he was confident he would return to the Guaranteed Course box on Wednesday.
"I am," said Syndergaard. He added that he had talked to the Metz front office "a little here and there, but I don't think anything will happen."
Syndergaard was left without a decision after the White Sox tied the game in the ninth against another Mets quarterback closer Edwin Diaz. New York went on to win 5-2 on a homer at the back in the 11th by Jeff McNeill – a two-stroke shot that just crept over the wall – and Michael Conforto who shot him in the cathedral behind the right
New York's highest season-opening victory, standing just five games back from a wild-card slot in the National League, a fact that has been overshadowed by the whirlwind of trade rumors in recent weeks.
"It's getting older, it's a little," Sindergard says of his own role in the rumor mill. "I suppose it's both encouraging."
Upon leaving, Sindergaard watched from the dugout as setter Seth Lugo caused Chicago's Jose Abreu to turn into a double game ending in an inning, preserving Syndergaard's chance of winning,
"I thought it was electric," said Mackage. Mets Mickey Calloway. "If all his pitches worked, they threw him so deep into the game. He did a tremendous job. That was probably the best I've seen."
This was Syndergaard's fourth straight outing, in which he had undergone at least seven innings, the type of workload that any suitor would want to earn in the mid-season. With his 16th double-digit career shutout performance, Syndergaard has a 3.20 ERA, while averaging 6.4 passes per trip over the last 10 starts.
The Syndergaard name is popular in the spring training rumor mill. One of the toughest starters in baseball, the 6-foot-6 Syndergaard routinely touches triple digits with his fastball, a trait that earned him his mythological nickname.
Yet, as New York General Manager Brody Van Wagen's first-year freshman has slowly transformed the Mets roster, Syndergaard has been declared a trading asset. At 26, he retains two more seasons, controlled by the team after being an arbitration player. Van Vagenen is one of baseball's busiest executives this week, acquiring right-starter Marcus Stroman of Toronto and dealing with left-starter Jason Vargas with NL East rival Philadelphia.
Against the background of telephone and text message noise, Van Vagenen may have noticed that his club suddenly started playing as expected in the preseason.
"They know we play good baseball," Calawayay said. "We're not trying to send messages to anyone. We're just trying to win as many games as possible. That was our goal [since] at the beginning of the season."
All trades and hearing activities turned Syndergaard into something curious before Tuesday's game. Would he be scratched? Would he even show up in the Guaranteed Course box? As it turned out, Syndergaard simply dressed and put on his usual daily play before making his strong start.
"It's always in my head," Syndergaard said. "I try not to harp on things that are beyond my control."
The pot shuffle was news that startup veteran Erwin Santana was scratched by a planned outing for the Mets & # 39; Triple-A affiliate. Before facing the White Sox, Callaway said the club simply "covers all of our bases" in case the pitcher moves. In addition to Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler is often referred to as a trade candidate. Wheeler is scheduled to start in Chicago on Thursday.
Was it Tuesday for Sindergaard as a target? Come Wednesday, we'll find out. The closing bell on the trading deadline sounds at 4:00 pm. ET on Wednesday. If it turns out that Thor needs to find a new place to hang his hammer, he is not sure exactly how he will feel about it, especially with the vibrations in the New York house of the house that suddenly sound so good.
"If that were to happen, it would really be a bittersweet moment," said Sindergaard. "Just because of the fan base, the guys at this club house. I still hope everyone is in this house tomorrow, last July ."