The Mets disappointing season comes finally came to an end today. They were shut out by the Braves 5-0.
Soler hit the first pitch by Syndergaard for a HR. Then Riley singled in Albies.
Mets allowed Syndergaard to pitch just 1 inning. I thought he'd pitch 2 innings, 3 maximum. He goes 1 inning allowed 2 runs on 3 hits. Trevor Williams took over.
Yes, Syndergaard starts. He missed all of the 2020 season and almost the entire 2021 season, recovering from Tommy John surgery.
He's made one appearance a week ago in which he pitched one inning and struck out two batters. He threw in the mid-90s. Today was a truer test. I expected him to pitch 2-3 innings maximum. He pitched just 1 and got the L. He finishes his very short season going 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA. However, he pitched just two innings all season.
Syndergaard is a free agent in 2022. This season he made $9.7 million. I still expect the Mets to sign for 1 a year, maybe 2.
And based on what I heard and read from the tall Texan they call Thor, I expect him to stay with the Mets. His career numbers are solid: 47-30 with a 3:03 ERA. His best year was 2016 when he went 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA and had 218 strikeouts.
With the Mets finishing 77-85, expect a lot of changes soon. With a second consecutive losing season, expect Luis Rojas not to be back. He had a two-year deal which ended this year and not a winning record, not even .500