Former Lansing Lugnuts RHP Noah Syndergaard made his long-awaited major-league debut for the New York Mets on Tuesday, and he looked sharp for most of his outing.
Syndergaard pitched five shutout innings before running out of gas in the 6th. He gave up three runs on six hits, four walks and a wild pitch in 5.1 innings. He struck out six batters.
He took the loss as the Chicago Cubs won 6-1. Syndergaard’s counterpart, RHP Jake Arrieta, gave up one run on three hits and two walks while striking out 10 in eight innings.
Syndergaard went 8-5 with a 2.60 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 103.2 IP for the 2012 Lugnuts. He also made two starts for Lansing in late 2011, striking out nine batters in nine innings.
Snell extends streak to 40 innings
Tampa Bay Rays prospect Blake Snell gave up two hits in seven shutout innings for the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits on Thursday, extending his season-opening scoreless streak to 40 innings.
As I recently noted on this blog, Snell pitched for the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2013 and part of 2014. In 2013 he went 4-9 with a 4.27 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 99 IP. In his eight Midwest League starts in 2014, he went 3-2 with a 1.79 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 40.1 IP.