Noah Syndergaard
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard lands on the 10-day injured list after suffering a strained right hamstring. 

The New York Mets received a devastating blow on Father’s Day.

According to a report from Tim Healey of Newsday, starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has landed on the 10-day injured list. He’ll get an MRI on Sunday, as he suffered a strained right hamstring in Saturday’s win against the Saint Louis Cardinals.

The veteran pitcher did get the win, though, as he allowed four earned runs, struck out six and walked two through six innings pitched.

This roster move will make room for second baseman Robinson Cano, who returns Sunday against the Cardinals after his frustrating stint on the 10-day IL. Cano returned to the lineup earlier this month from a quadriceps injury, only to reinjure it four innings into his return.

Cano previously played a rehab assignment of three games for Triple-A Syracuse, where he went 4-for-10 with three doubles. Through 46 games in the majors this season, Cano has hit .238 with three home runs and 14 RBI. New York is hoping to get more production from him in the batter’s box now that he’s healthy and back in the lineup.

As far as the Syndergaard news, the Mets are hoping it’s just a temporary setback and not a longterm injury. With Jacob deGrom struggling thus far in 2019 with a record of 3-6 and an ERA of 3.38, the Mets need someone like Syndergaard to pick up the slack.

The Mets will finish out their four-game series against the Cardinals on Sunday at Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled to occur at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Jason Vargas will take the mound for the Mets, as Dakota Hudson will pitch for Saint Louis. Cano is expected to be in the lineup and bat fifth in the order.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.