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New York Mets Reaction: Thor Strikes Red Sox With Trademark Lightning

The New York Mets lose in another edition of spring baseball, but who cares? Noah Syndergaard was firing on all cylinders. 

  • New York Mets 4 (7-8)
  • Boston Red Sox 9 (8-12)
  • Grapefruit League, Final, Box Score
  • Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie, FLA

By Jeremy Fialkow

Lightning struck Sunday even though the cloudy day never brought any run. That electricity was courtesy of New York Mets 23-year-old budding ace Noah Syndergaard.

Syndergaard’s has arguably had the most impressive spring thus far for a team full of young talented hurlers.

Thor’s final line: 5 IP, 6 hits, 1 ER, 5 Ks. Not too shabby.

Right fielder Curtis Granderson made a great read on a ball hit over his head to save an earned run for Thor. He fired the stitches to cutoff man Neil Walker who rifled a relay throw to catcher Travis D’arnaud, tagging David Murphy at the plate trying to go for the gold.

As for the rest of the New York pitchers in relief, their play left much to be desired.

Jerry Blevins, who was acquired last year from the Nationals for Matt Den Dekker, made another appearance after missing all of last season with a broken arm. Blevins is essentially locked-in to be the bullpen’s lefty-specialist…except, he proceeded to give up a 3-run dinger to Ex-Met Chris Young, and losing Syndergaard’s chance at a win in the process.

The Metropolitans were galloping around the bases today, being aggressive early and often, which has not been their forte in recent year. Walker, Juan Lagares and Matt Reynolds each slid in safely on steal attempts, including a beautiful double-steal executed to perfection.

Up next for New York, Right-handed stud Jacob deGrom takes the mound for his third Grapefruit League start against the Marlins at Tradition Field, yet again. DeGrom has allowed just one run in six innings thus far in spring baseball. You can catch the game at 1:05 PM ET on MLB.TV

Oh yeah, we’re officially two weeks away from Opening Day, baby!

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Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.