#StixAlum @Noahsyndergaard throwing his last pen at @TPABASEBALLTX before heading to Spring Training! pic.twitter.com/RlKpXoFCBB
— Stix Baseball (@StixBaseballTX) February 5, 2018
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard showcases his one final bullpen session prior to heading down to Port St. Lucie for Spring Training.
That tingly feeling within your soul isn’t really anything to be worried about. Quite the opposite.
It’s just that feeling you get when baseball is around the corner.
It’s early February. Pitchers and catchers are reporting extremely soon. Actually, “soon” as in six days, Feb. 12, 2018, for the New York Mets destination Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Making this date and the imaginary scene in your head all the clearer is Noah Syndergaard showcasing that one final bullpen session prior to taking off for the Grapefruit League.
In the video above, Thor looks ready.
Syndergaard, 25, suffered, along with his club, through a horrible season a year ago. Coming into the season as the defending National League champs, the sky was the limit for the young team that boasted a youthful and dominant rotation.
It turned quickly for the worse.
Matt Harvey was bad. Steven Matz continued his injury-prone career. And Noah Syndergaard’s season ended prematurely via injury.
Thor injured his lat on a throw during a star in which he refused a team-requested MRI. With the news, the questionable training staff was put under further scrutiny for allowing the franchise’s prized possession to not follow medical orders.
Syndergaard finished 2017 with a 1-2 record and a 2.97 earned run average in just seven starts. Knowing how poorly last summer went for the 2016 NL Wild Card Game starting pitcher and the 2015 NL Pennant winners, Noah Syndergaard will probably have fire in his eyes starting as early as next week.
New York’s first preseason game is slated for Feb. 23 in Port St. Lucie against the Atlanta Braves.