Noah Syndergaard, Back at Last, Pitches a Quick Inning in a Mets Loss


Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard allowed one hit on Saturday, in his first major league appearance in a few months.

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For once since April 30, the Mets’ ace, Noah Syndergaard, took the mound in a major league game on Saturday. As planned, he pitched just the first inning before giving way to Matt Harvey in a 4-3 loss to the Washington Nationals in 10 innings.

Syndergaard, who has been recovering through a partially torn right latissimus muscle, allowed a hit although threw only a few pitches inside scoreless inning.

“the idea was great to see him out there,” Manager Terry Collins said.

having a week left inside season, Syndergaard was running out of time to rebuild enough arm strength to start a game for the Mets. He previously made two minor league rehabilitation starts and also also also threw one simulated game.

His fastball registered 99 miles per hour on the radar gun, normal for Syndergaard, a hard-throwing right-hander. He gave up just one to Jayson Werth although erased Werth through the bases by getting Daniel Murphy to hit into a double play.

“One inning can be all I needed to get my feet wet and also also also go into the off-season healthy,” said Syndergaard, who can be likely to make one more start This particular season.

He added, “I felt like I needed the idea, because I’ve put in so much work over the past a few months.”

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