Syndergaard Has Historic Night
An already historic night in baseball got even better once the Mets and Dodgers were underway. In the Mets 4-3 win, Noah Syndergaard shined both on the mound and in the batter's-box.
Syndergaard drove in all the Mets runs. Less than a week after teammate Bartolo Colon hit his first career home run, Syndergaard decided to join in on the fun as well. The big right-hander hit not only his first career home run in his first plate appearance Wednesday night, but his second career home run later in the game, knocking in all four runs for the Mets and joined some elite company in the process.
"I don't think I ever hit two home runs when I played little league," Syndergaard said. "To be able to hit two home runs in a big league ballgame, especially with a pitcher like Maeda up there, it's an awesome experience."
The last time a Mets pitcher recorded 4 RBI's in a game was last season as Steven Matz did it back on June 28th. Syndergaard joins former Met Walt Terrell (1983) as the only pitchers in franchise history to record two home run's in a game. The last pitcher to record a two-homer game was Micah Owings of the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 18th, 2007.
The last time the Dodgers allowed 2 HR in a game to a pitcher was Lew Burdette in 1958.
Syndergaard wasn't too shabby on the bump either. He went 8 innings giving up two runs on six hits.