New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos will reportedly catch Noah Syndergaard on Friday amidst reports that Thor doesn’t prefer to throw to him.
This week, reports came out that New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard had a private conversation with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. Thor reportedly prefers to pitch when Tomas Nido or René Rivera is on the plate. He apparently doesn’t like pitching to catcher Wilson Ramos, discussing this with Van Wagenen.
Syndergaard disputed that the conversation was any sort of “livid,” and that the overall issue had to do with him and his comfort level, not Ramos. Now, it’s being reported that Ramos will catch when Syndergaard takes the mound against the Dodgers this Friday.
Sounds like after all that, Wilson Ramos will be behind the plate to catch Noah Syndergaard when he starts the Mets' series opener against the Dodgers on Friday.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 11, 2019
At the end of the day, it’s not Syndergaard’s call who will play and who won’t but rather Van Wagenen and Mickey Callaway‘s. Will Thor pitch well and leave fans wondering why he was even uncomfortable with Ramos in the first place? Will he struggle and create a whole new conversation regarding this issue afterward?
Either way, it’s an intriguing development. What should be the main focus, however, is how the Mets plan to make the postseason. Entering Thursday, they’re 3.0 games back in the National League Wild Card race with 18 left to play.
New York is in the middle of a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The third game will take place on Wednesday night at 7:10 p.m. ET. Arizona, the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, and Washington Nationals are all ahead of the Mets in the race.