With Spring Training under way, the New York Mets look to finish a journey they started last year; young gun Noah Syndergaard chimed in on how he feels when he takes the mound.
It was only a short time ago, when the New York Mets made their first World Series appearance in over 10 years.
Although, the end result was not as they hoped, the team proved a lot in 2015.
One of the brightest stars in their World Series run was pitcher, Noah Syndergaard.
Syndergaard, 23, had an impressive rookie season. Going 9-7, while notching an era of 3.24.
The man nicknamed “Thor” – due to his sheer 6’6 240lbs frame and legitimate physical depiction of the Marvel character – throws gas; easily being able to touch 100 MPH on a nightly basis
Syndergaard told Adam Rubin of ESPN about his mindset when he takes the mound every fifth day:
“I feel like most people think I’m kind of this quiet guy,” Syndergaard said Thursday at Mets camp. “But when I’m on the mound … I try to be as intimidating as possible. I try to use that as a weapon of mine. I feel like I’m on top of the world when I’m on the mound.”
Trust me, Noah. None of us think you’re a “quiet guy.”
Syndergaard’s first pitch, Game 3 of the World Series, showed us all we needed to know regarding his ability to never back down to an opposing hitter.
The young right-hander, threw right over the head of Kansas City Royals shortstop, Alcides Escobar; certainly stirring things up a bit between both teams.
Syndergaard ended up throwing six solid innings in that game; resulting in the team’s only World Series game victory.
Kansas City and New York open up against each other on Apr. 3 to start the regular season.
Set those DVR’s, people.