New York Mets

If the rain cooperates on Sunday, the New York Mets will feature Noah Syndergaard against the San Francisco Giants Madison Bumgarner.

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  • National League, Today, 1:10 PM on CSBA, SNY
  • Citi Field, Flushing, New York

Major League Baseball will get a marquee pitching matchup on Sunday afternoon’s game between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Madison Bumgarner will square off against Noah Syndergaard.

It’ll be kind of like the present star vs. the future star.


Actually, Syndergaard has already made a huge splash in only his second season. We all saw what he can do last year. He has taken it another step up this season.

In four starts, Syndergaard is 2-0 with 38 strikeouts in 26.2 innings. He has become even more unhittable after developing a slider that can go as hard as 95 mph.

He has the complete package, sure is pitching like an ace now and he’s only 23 years old. There is still a lot more room to grow and develop as a pitcher for the man nicknamed “Thor.” He is already pitching like an ace now so we can only imagine how much more better he can be.

On the other side, you have a pitcher who’s already a proven commodity and a really good one in Madison Bumgarner.

Bumgarner may not have won a Cy Young award, but he’s an All-Star pitcher and has helped the Giants win three World Series titles in the last six years while he has been overly dominant in the postseason.

This was especially the case in the 2014 postseason, as Bumgarner was unstoppable. He won four starts in the entire postseason. He was especially dominant in the World Series, going 2-0 and also coming out of relief in Game 7 and shutting the Kansas City Royals the rest of the way, on their way to another World series championship.

Madison is off to a solid start at 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA. Other than his subpar start vs the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bumgarner has pitched well in his other starts. He too has 38 Ks in 29.2 innings.

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So this will be a big test for Syndergaard and one if he can win this, it will be an even bigger boost for him confidence wise in his development. Syndergaard has already proven last year that he embraces and he can handle the big spotlight.

He won Game 2 of the NLCS vs the Chicago Cubs by out-pitching the 2015 NL Cy Young winner in Jake Arrieta and won the only World Series game for the Mets in Game 3.

This will be another big game moment for Noah, probably his biggest regular season start so far in his young career. Especially since the Mets can sweep this series if they win this game, Syndergaard can be a huge factor in this accomplishment with his performance.

It will be something to watch at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon.

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