The New York Mets’ season continues to reel with the latest disabled list stint from pitching stud Noah Syndergaard.
There’s always one thing for certain: the Mets are always going to “Met.” Sunday afternoon the news came in terms of New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard.
After a shortened performance on Friday evening against the New York Yankees that was deemed the result of a “dead arm,” Syndergaard found himself back on the disabled list with hand, foot and mouth disease, according to John Ricco as reported by SportsNet New York.
Noah Syndergaard has contracted hand, foot, and mouth disease and is going on the DL, John Ricco said. It's possible Syndergaard got the disease at a recent camp he held for kids. Ricco said Syndergaard could be back in seven-to-10 days.
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) July 22, 2018
Say it with me, everyone: What? We had all assumed the Mets had hit rock bottom with their rough and tough season so far and having Yoenis Cespedes reveal that surgery was possible seemed like the last of it. But now, we’ve got Syndergaard.
And here he is, helping young kids learn how to be baseball players. In most cultures, that would be considered incredibly selfless of him and he would be rewarded handsomely. Instead, he get an illness in return that is just the Mets worst nightmare.
I guess that means Meet and Greets with the Mets are now suspended until temporary notice.
Syndergaard is already 6-1 on the season with a 2.89 ERA and has already been discussed in trade talks for the tanking Mets. In fact, maybe this is a ploy for the Mets to keep their star pitcher by making sure nobody wants to touch a baseball from this guy again.
Okay, that’s a far stretch but honestly, it is the weirdest situation we’ve ever heard of and we’ve been covering the Mets for quite a few years.
While primarily an infant disease, adults can contract hand, foot, and mouth disease all the same. In adults, the disease can manifest in a fever, sore throat and reduce appetite in the first few days, according to the Center for Controlled Diseases website.
Just … wow. Let me tell you, this is bad news for the Mets and even worse news for Syndergaard. However, it is good news for Mr. Met, as Mrs. Met will never leave him for the likes of the diseased pitcher.
You win this round, Mr. Met. The Mets themselves, however, they always lose.