Manager Terry Collins announced Noah Syndergaard’s as the New York Mets’ starter in the second of a two-game series with the Royals.
By Jeremy Fialkow
Sheesh, we’re already talking about the 2016 baseball season as if the playoffs are beginning again.
The day’s news in the MLB just went from petty retaliation, to a defense for revenge.
That defense, in the New York Mets‘ eyes, is the man they call Thor.
With today’s rumors that the Kansas City Royals want vengeance for Noah Syndergaard’s high-and-tight throw in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, the Mets had to respond in some way.
Now, we know what cards Mets manager Terry Collins has been keeping up his sleeve.
It goes something like this:
Matt Harvey v. Royals in Game 1
Thor v. Royals in Game 2
Jacob deGrom v. Philadelphia Phillies for the home-opener.
Color me interested.
Not only will Thor take the mound in Game 2, but Collins is likely to throw the rest of the rotation out during the World Series rematch, sin deGrom, who is expecting the birth of his child in the coming days.
Bold prediction: The Mets will take two season-opening road wins into their Citi Field opener on April 8th.
Official: Noah Syndergaard will start Game 2 for the #Mets on April 5 in Kansas City.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) March 29, 2016
Mets better pack their flak jackets. Hearing that Royals will seek revenge on opening night for Thor's brushback: https://t.co/8WIufBT6H4
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) March 29, 2016
Matt Harvey could return to the mound Saturday at Citi Field, after Jacob deGrom in home opener. Still up in… https://t.co/C9fqhilWSy
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 29, 2016