New York Mets Amazin' News, 4/29/17: Noah Syndergard Feeling Mighty, Dwight Gooden's Key to the City
Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

On this Sunday, a day after the New York Mets first win in seven tries, we talk Dwight Gooden‘s day and Noah Syndergaard feeling good.

Whenever one attempts to argue the importance of one game of a total 162, that one individual receives a tough time. Rarely can one game mean that much, right?

In the case of the New York Mets on Friday afternoon, one game might have meant that much.

New York picked up the 7-5 victory on the strength of two Travis d’Arnaud home runs and Terry Collins‘ managerial heroics in the bottom of the ninth, substituting his all-star closer, Jeurys Familia, for Josh Edgin, the lefty who promptly forced Bryce Harper to ground out into the classic 1-2-3 double play which ended the game.

On Saturday afternoon, the Mets will look to make a meaningful one win and turn it into a winning streak. And they’ll do so without Yoenis Cespedes, who was placed on the 10-day DL, via Stats LLC.

“We’re going to see what we’re made of,” infielder Reyes told MLB.com.

“Anytime your best hitter is not in your lineup, it changes the dynamic of it,” Mets first baseman Bruce told MLB.com. “I think the most important thing is to have him healthy. We need him, and we don’t need him before he’s ready.”

Zack Wheeler will take on Stephen Strasburg in Game 2 of the three-game slate.

In more positive news, ace Noah Syndergaard feels much better after seeing his name scratched from a start earlier in the week. 

Game 2 will come your way at 1:05 p.m. ET and can be seen on WPIX, channel 11.

Mets Stories, News:

  • Dwight Gooden received a key to the city 31-years after he led his 1986 Mets to the World Series Championship. On Friday, he and former teammates Darryl Strawberry, Jesse Orosco and Bobby Ojeda joined mayor Bill de Blasio for Friday’s ceremony honoring Gooden.
  • Tyler Kepner of the New York Times explains how, in the early going, the Yankees have stolen the Mets thunder.
  • Sports Illustrated tells us what separates the Mets 7-Line from other fanbases.
  • Jon Taylor of Sports Illustrated talks about the Mets mismanagement of injuries.