How hard does Syndergaard throw? Plawecki blocked a pitch w/ his chest. Theres now an imprint where his necklace was pic.twitter.com/Sd52ije5PZ
— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) April 19, 2016
The New York Mets won Monday, but the story of the game was Noah Syndergaard‘s 101 mph fastball, and the damage it did.
Warning: Stand clear of the incoming fastball.
Keep your hands and feet outside the diamond at all times.
Every time Noah Syndergaard is sent to the mound, Citi Field should have this PSA blaring on the sound system. Clearly, Citizen’s Bank Park didn’t get the memo.
Does anyone mention this to Kevin Plawecki every time Syndergaard goes out to pitch? Or did the scenario not even cross his mind, because Travis d’Arnaud is usually the catcher out there calling Thor’s throws?
Regardless, the padding Plawecki wears to catch wasn’t enough to stop a Thor heater from giving Plawecki a much-unwanted tattoo.
We’re not quite sure what inning this occurred in, but we’re certain Plawecki, at some point, took a Syndergaard fastball off his chest, perhaps blocking it, which happened to catch him right where his cross necklace lay, leaving an outline embroidered on his skin like a henna tattoo.
Syndergaard finished with 8 strikeouts and one incident of friendly fire.