Noah Syndergaard
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard drops a major emotional hint concerning the universal DH idea floating about.

Robby Sabo

Four home runs and 13 runs batted in to the tune of a hefty .178 batting average. This is the career batting line for New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard.

Despite these painfully obvious numbers to the masses suggesting a universal DH is needed in Major League Baseball, the man the kids call Thor isn’t having it.

“Universal DH?!?!?”

With the help of the great Tracy Morgan, Syndergaard put forth a clear message regarding his stance on the issue.

Syndergaard, 26, is, of course, a pitcher. Growing up within the Toronto Blue Jays organization at first, his young professional baseball days envisioned a non-batter’s box life. But then he was traded to the Mets with Travis d’Arnaud for NL Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey.

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As far as hitting pitchers are concerned, Syndergaard is amongst the solid.

In fact, he’s so solid that he’s just one of two Mets pitchers to ever hit two home runs in one game.

Right now, it’s unlikely the universal DH hits the National League this season. There is enough momentum that it seems unstoppable. Though the romantic idea of the NL style of play is a great factor, the logic for the universal DH seemingly trumps that very notion.

Logic aside, remember, we’re dealing with a superhero here. For Thor to go without his bat, his club, his enemy-bashing lifeline, is a major obstacle to overcome.

Still, somehow we think Noah Syndergaard will manage just fine without the bat in his hands.


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