New York Mets right-handed starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has remained on the sideline for the majority of the 2017 regular season. While notably encountering a partially torn lat muscle all the way back in April, “Thor” might be closer to making his eventual return than many previously thought.
Last pitching atop the highest level back on April 30, Syndergaard will apparently be picking the baseball back up on Monday afternoon.
“Oh [baseball],” he tweeted. “Will be so nice to hold you, touch you, feel you … and throw you today. I’ve missed you.”
Oh ⚾️…will be so nice to hold you, touch you, feel you…..and throw you today. I've missed you.
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) July 17, 2017
The 24-year-old right-hander is currently on the Mets’ 60-day disabled list due to the aforementioned setback. Technically in the midst of his third big league campaign, all of which have come in the “Big Apple” as a member of the Mets, Syndergaard has made just five starts thus far into the 2017 regular season.
Over the course of 27.1 innings of work in all, he has amassed a 3.29 ERA alongside a nearly even 1-2 record. He has also managed to register 32 strikeouts against a mere two walks. For his major league career as a whole, Syndergaard has made 60 regular-season appearances for the Mets, which includes 59 starts and an even 361 innings of work. During that same span, he has notched a 24-18 record in addition to a 2.92 ERA.
However, in the absence of the prolific hurler, the Mets have struggled mightily en route to producing a disappointing 41-48 record, good for third place in the National League East Division.