Noah Syndergaard sums up the Mets’ heartbreaking loss to the Giants in one tweet
Noah Syndergaard was unbelievable for the New York Mets in the National League Wild Card Game Wednesday night at Citi Field.
In a one-game playoff against the San Francisco Giants, with the winner moving on to the NLDS to face the Chicago Cubs, Syndergaard pitched seven shutout innings, allowing two hits, walking three and striking out 10.
He didn’t allow a baserunner until the fourth inning nor a hit until the sixth. His stuff was so dominant that this sums it up perfectly:
Noah Syndergaard threw 42 pitches 98+ mph tonight. That's more than the Phillies (41) and Indians (35) threw all year. #Thor
— Inside Edge (@InsideEdgeScout) October 6, 2016
After the game, Mets manager Terry Collins raved about his starter, saying it likely was the best game of his career.
That’s all good, and yet it does nothing to mask the pain of coming out after seven innings and then watching the Giants’ Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth, which would hold up in a 3-0 victory for San Francisco. The cameras panned to Syndergaard in the dugout and he was stunned.
Well after the game, past 1 a.m. ET in New York, Syndergaard posted this tweet that perfectly sums up baseball.
Baseball has a way of ripping your ❤️ out, stabbing it, putting it back in your chest, then healing itself just in time for Spring Training.
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) October 6, 2016