By: Michael Ganci

Thor Brought Down the Hammer on Arizona


Noah Syndergaard tossed 8 innings to match a career-high and struck out a career-high 13 batters while earning his fourth win of 2015.

His 8 innings pitched last night matched his career-high from earlier this season when he tossed 8 innings on June 26 vs. Cincinnati. The 13 strikeouts by a Mets pitcher are the most since Jacob deGrom struck out 13 Marlins on September 15, 2014. Noah posted his third double-digit strikeout game of the season with his 13 strikeouts. The three double-digit strikeout games in his first 11 career games ties him with Nolan Ryan (1968) and Matt Harvey (2012-13) for second-most by a Met pitcher in team history through his first 11 games. Dwight Gooden had four double-digit strikeout games in his first 11 major league games in 1984. Syndergaard becomes the 16th player in the last 100 years to have three double-digit strikeout games in his first 11 career games.

His 13 strikeouts in a single game are the most for any pitcher in his first 11 career games since Stephen Strasburg struck out 14 batters in his major league debut on June 8, 2010 against Pittsburgh. With his 13 strikeouts last night, Syndergaard now has 72 strikeouts in his first 11 career games. That total is fourth-highest in team history through 11 games behind Dwight Gooden (87), Nolan Ryan (81) and Matt Harvey (80). The 72 strikeouts through his first 11 games are also tied for the 17th-most strikeouts by any pitcher in the last 100 years. In addition, Syndergaard is the first Mets pitcher to strike out 13 batters in one of his first 11 career games since Dwight Gooden struck out 14 batters on May 25, 1984 vs. Los Angeles-NL and is the fourth overall Met pitcher to have at least 12 strikeouts in one of his first 11 career games.

In his last three starts, Syndergaard is 2-0 and has allowed three runs, earned, in 22 innings pitched (1.22 ERA) while surrendering a total of 11 hits. Has struck out 24 batters and walked four across the three starts. With his 8 innings of one-run ball last night, Syndergaard improved to 4-1 in six starts at Citi Field. He’s allowed eight earned runs in 41.1 IP at Citi Field for an ERA of 1.74. He’s allowed four extra-base hits, walked six and struck out 42.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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