Noah Syndergaard – Thor
Perhaps no superhero nickname fits any of these Mets more than Thor does on Noah Syndergaard.
Just look at the guy. He’s a Thor clone. The long blonde hair, the broader build; it’s everything we see from the mythical Thor on the big screen.
Not only does he look like Thor, he performs like him as well.
Syndergaard’s filthy 93-95 miles per hour slider is perhaps the nastiest pitch in baseball today. Only a god-like, mythical creature can perform that pitch and continue to throw with the heaviest velocity in the majors.
Take Wednesday night for example. Just as these exact words above were being typed, Syndergaard smacked his second home run of the game in Los Angeles. He just did something no MLB pitcher has done since 2007.
Go ahead. Don’t call him Thor. I dare you.
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 12, 2016