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Mortal Syndergaard: Phillies 6, Mets 4

April 21st, 2017 at 12:23 AM
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Is this weary, concerned face that of a thunder god?

Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

When you can’t stop losing, everything is impossible. It doesn’t help when one of the National League’s best pitchers is on the mound, confident and god-like, self-assured in his belief that he is going to leave your bats cold and silent.

But all Noah Syndergaard really proved tonight, facing a Phillies lineup he seemed primed to dominate, was that he is no god. Just a man with ridiculous hair.

Aarons Nola and Altherr played key roles in the evening’s rubber match, both getting a less than nightly start they could use to boost their reputations. Nola was skewered by curious eyes, lingering concerns about his arm health fading as his pitches flickered and danced around the plate, missing their spots a few more times than necessary. But he did not last long – a mere five innings, exposing the Phillies cushy bullpen to the ravenous, slobbering Mets lineup. There would be seven hits against Nola, along with four earned runs, four walks (ew), and only two strikeouts, on 96 pitches – 61 of which were strikes. He failed to put away a lot of hitters on 0-2 counts, including the aforementioned pitcher.

On the other side was …

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Tags: America-hater, Braves, Cameron Rupp, Freddy Galvis, Hector Neris, Joaquin Benoit, Maikel Franco, Mets, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Phillies, Tommy Joseph

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