Noah Syndergaard
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard returned to the big-league mound on Friday in a nasty way against those Nats.

Just in case anybody started to think the talent was being drained from the pool, fret not. Noah Syndergaard is still as nasty as he’s ever been.

The New York Mets starting pitcher made sure that thought was prevalent in the minds of all devoted fans with his hurled gem on Friday night at Citi Field with the Washington Nationals in town.

In his long-awaited return off the shelf, Syndergaard allowed just one run on seven hits while striking out three in five innings and 75 pitches of work.

Oh yeah. He also drove one in while working with the bat.

What funny yet not exactly too funny is the idea that Jacob deGrom’s been patiently waiting for a little run support. The man is having the worst of times in picking up wins yet Syndergaard comes back and is immediately treated to a three-spot in the first inning.

Syndergaard is now 5-1. deGrom is 5-4. One of these men has pitched considerably more than the other.

Surprisingly, the Mets plated four runs without the use of the home run. Jose Bautista, Wilmer Flores, Devin Mesoraco and Thor himself picked up a ribbie apiece.

With a record of 38-54, the New York Mets will again take on these Washington Nationals on Saturday. First pitch comes your way at 4:10 p.m. ET from Citi Field with right-hander Adam Voth taking on the much-discussed (trade market) Zack Wheeler.

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