The New York Mets injury-riddled season continues as Noah Syndergaard is being pulled from his Sunday start against the New York Yankees.
According to a report from MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, Noah Syndergaard won’t start for the New York Mets in their series finale against Luis Severino and the New York Yankees. Seth Lugo will be taking his place.
BREAKING: Noah Syndergaard experienced some swelling and discomfort after playing catch. He won't start Sunday. Seth Lugo will instead. #Mets
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 8, 2018
The Mets cannot seem to catch a break this year. It is a constant stream of bad news—in most cases due to injuries to key contributors. There are almost too many guys who have been on the DL to list. Syndergaard is one of the latest casualties.
The starting rotation has been the one thing keeping this team afloat. Syndergaard and deGrom are carrying a heavy load. The offense is underachieving in historic fashion and the bullpen has been incredibly shaky of late.
They can’t afford to lose Syndergaard for an extended period of time. He has not pitched since May 25 and it’s unclear when he will take the bump again.
Baseball fans are also missing out on what could have been an epic pitching matchup. Severino and Syndergaard both throw gas. They’re power pitchers that can completely dominate a lineup. It’s a shame that the fans won’t get to see that matchup.
Hopefully, Syndergaard can get healthy and return to the starting rotation sooner rather than later. The crosstown rivals will face each other in the Bronx again in July. The possibility of seeing these two hurlers go toe-to-toe is still there, but it’s unfortunate we won’t be seeing it this weekend.