Noah Syndergaard
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New York Mets righty Noah Syndergaard has been named the National League Player of the Week for his efforts against the White Sox and Pirates.

Well, it’s a good thing the New York Mets never traded right-hander Noah Syndergaard prior to last Wednesday’s deadline.

Coincidentally, or maybe just due to a chip on his shoulder, Syndergaard was named this week’s NL Player of the Week. He deserves it too, pitching extraordinarily well in his last two outings.

On Tuesday, July 30, Thor threw a gem in Chicago against the White Sox. Having gone 7.1 innings pitched, Syndergaard only allowed five hits and zero earned runs. He walked one batter and struck out 11 in the process. Despite a no-decision for Syndergaard, the Mets ended up winning the game 5-2 in 11 innings.

Syndergaard then pitched this past Sunday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, throwing another great game as the Mets emerged victorious by a score of 13-2. Syndergaard pitched 7.0 innings, allowing three hits and one earned run, walking one and striking out three as well. Additionally, he also went 2-for-4 from the batter’s box in the midst of getting the win.

Thor is a big reason why the Mets had such a great week, as they’ve become one of the hottest teams in all of baseball. They’ve won nine out of their last ten games, going 15-6 overall since the All-Star Break. New York has also won each of their last four series.

The Mets begin a seven-game homestand on Monday. They have a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins to begin a four-game series. They’ll then have a three-game series against the Washington Nationals to close out the weekend.

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