New York Mets’ starter Noah Syndergaard took to Twitter to remind fans that his feud with Mr. Met knows no offseason.
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard is known for three things: Contracting strange illnesses, his blazing fastball, and his feud with mascots in general, and specifically the Loki to his Thor, Mr. Met.
Syndergaard took to Twitter to call his rival out once again after Mr. Met posted a picture he took with a young fan. After Mr. Met stated jokingly (we hope) that the kid was lucky he didn’t see his Syndergaard shirt, the hero in this story took to Twitter to call him out for threatening a child.
Started with a 🖕 gesture. Now you’re threatening kids. Get help man. https://t.co/Wob4kLFivO
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) October 26, 2018
Syndergaard did advise Mr. Met to get help after seeing his tweet, leaving some hope that the rivals could one day put their feud behind them. Aside from offering some advice to Mr. Met, he favorably compared his rival to the Flyers’ new monstrosity of a mascot known as Gritty.
Although Thor might be becoming a more benevolent ruler off the field, on the field he’s still the same intimidating presence he always has been. He made 25 starts this year, putting up a 13-4 record with a 3.03 ERA.
His record is especially notable considering the team’s struggles. For example, Jacob deGrom had a 1.70 ERA (1.33 runs better than Syndergaard) but finished with only a 10-9 record in 32 starts.
Syndergaard has a 37-22 record over his four-year MLB career with an ERA that sits at 2.93, and a WHIP of 1.132. He and deGrom form one of the best one-two punches in baseball, and it seems that teammate Zack Wheeler has joined them in their club of amazing starting pitching.
Syndergaard is under team control through 2021 (assuming he isn’t signed to a contract after his final arbitration season), giving him plenty of time to vanquish his rival. Or at least get him to stop threatening children.