Noah Syndergaard
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New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard tweets about catcher Wilson Ramos ahead of mound appearance on Friday.

One of the bigger stories for the New York Mets this week (besides them sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks), concerned right-hander Noah Syndergaard. Reports came out that Thor had a “livid” conversation with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen regarding catcher Wilson Ramos. Apparently, Thor prefers throwing to other catchers.

Syndergaard disputed that the conversations were any sort of “livid” and that the issue had to do with himself, not Ramos. The Mets ultimately decided that Ramos would catch Syndergaard for Friday’s home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. And now, ahead of that matchup, Syndergaard has tweeted about Ramos, aka, “Buffalo.”

A “half race horse” and “half mountain gorilla” with a lighting bolt emoji, a hammer emoji, and a plus sign emoji. Not to mention, it’s noted that the buffalo has a “Viking goatee” below his face.

It’s unclear exactly what Thor means by this Tweet, but all-in-all, the 2015 All-Star may just be trying to diffuse the tension of the situation.

Despite him reportedly preferring catchers Tomas Nido and René Rivera, Syndergaard will take the mound Friday with Ramos behind the plate. End of story. For better or worse, how the battery performs will be a major storyline after Friday’s game.

The Mets have won each of their last four games, sweeping Arizona at home. This upcoming series against the Dodgers will wrap up their current 10-game homestand. New York is 2.0 games back in the National League Wild Card race at the moment.

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