By: Marc A. Kaplan

Could Thor’s Debut be on the Horizon?


Late Monday night, Mets #1 prospect Noah Syndergaard tossed seven shutout innings while striking out 9, and allowing just 2 hits. The 83 pitch effort was good for a complete game shutout.

During his time with the Mets, Syndergaard has shown flashes of brilliance, but truly dominant starts have been few and far between. Last nights effort was perhaps his best since coming to the Mets in the R.A. Dickey trade.

The pitcher known as Thor, was projected to make his major league debut during the early stages of last summer. A combination of injuries and poor play however, kept Syndergaard from joining the big club.

Unfortunately for Syndergaard, Mets starting pitching has been amongst the best in baseball to this point. As a unit, Mets starters have pitched to a sub-3 ERA. The supposed weak link in the rotation, Dillon Gee, is coming off one of the best stars of his career (7 2/3 IP, 1 ER). Currently, the Mets have no room for the 6’6 pitcher.

For Syndergaard, the biggest challenge remaining will be to his patience. However, if he can string together a few more dominant starts Thor could find himself in Flushing by the trade deadline.

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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