Thor is back!!! Noah Syndergaard will start Saturday for the New York Mets.
The New York Mets announced on Friday that Noah Syndergaard will start Saturday’s game against the Washington Nationals.
Noah Syndergaard will start tomorrow's game, and Matt Harvey will enter in the second inning and go from there. #Mets
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 22, 2017
Thor had been on the disabled list since May 1 after tearing his right lat muscle on April 30.
“Based on Noah’s feedback, he feels good physically,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters earlier Friday. “We just want to get him back on the mound, if for only a moment relatively before the season ends so that he’s back out there, he’s refamiliarized with the circumstances and the fact that he’s in a big-league game and he goes into the offseason with that little bit of additional confidence.”
Mets manager Terry Collins said, “I’m going to be really happy to see him. Especially when he comes out and then he comes in on Sunday morning and says he feels good,” per Mark Simon of ESPN.
Collins said that Thor will pitch again during the final week of the season if all goes well.
Syndergaard was 1-2 with a 3.29 ERA in five starts before getting hurt. Saturday would have been Matt Harvey’s 100th career start but now it will technically be his first relief appearance. Harvey has a 13.19 ERA since he returned from injury.