Noah Syndergaard
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New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard struggled with the humidity in the team’s loss Friday night in Kansas City.

On Friday, the New York Mets began their three-game series against the Kansas City Royals. Right-hander Noah Syndergaard took the mound, hoping to get the Mets back on track after losing three of their previous four games.

Syndergaard was looking to take advantage of the Royals batters en route to a potential victory. However, it was the humidity in Kansas City that took advantage of him.

“I felt like I had to battle the elements out there. I don’t know what it is about humidity, but we do not get along,” Syndergaard said after the 4-1 loss, per Alex Smith of SNY.

“I was sweating like a greased pig back there.”

Syndergaard allowed five hits and two earned runs through 6.0 innings. He also walked two batters and struck out six.

Thor noted that he’ll be taking measures his next time out to ensure the humidity doesn’t affect his performance. It was evident that it was bothersome.

“I don’t know what it is, but I’m pretty good at sweating,” said Syndergaard. “Just try to take precautionary measure in between innings, make sure I dry off so I can go out there next innings and grip the ball.

“Sinker was working pretty well throughout the game. Once I started laboring between innings, it just was more difficult to grip the ball and I was kind of getting frustrated with myself.”

The Mets have now dropped four of their last five games and are 2.0 games back in the National League Wild Card standings. They continue their current series in Kansas City on Saturday night at 7:15 p.m. ET, with Jacob deGrom starting for New York.

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