Noah Syndergaard tweets message to Mets fans, teammates
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard took to Twitter Monday evening to post a message to the team’s fans and his teammates. The social media activity came the same day Syndergaard was diagnosed with a partially torn lat muscle that landed him on the disabled list.
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) May 2, 2017
“I want to thank all the Mets fans who sent well wishes,” Syndergaard wrote in the statement. “I am truly grateful for your support. I HATE not competing and being with my teammates, but I promise I will come away from this experience stronger and with a renewed passion and respect for the game.”
“I LOVE this team, I LOVE this city, and I’m sorry I can’t be on the field during this time for all of you. This TEAM is strong and we will thrive. I know this to be true, because I know the character of my teammates in that clubhouse.”
“Thank you again to the Mets organization, the fan base, friends and family who have my back. I won’t forget it. LGM”
Syndergaard landing on the disabled list with an uncertain timetable for his return follows a series of strange developments involving the pitcher. After missing last Thursday’s scheduled start due to biceps tendonitis, Syndergaard only lasted 1.1. innings in Sunday’s 23-5 loss to the Miami Marlins, due to the aforementioned lat injury.
Syndergaard was allowed to pitch in Sunday’s game without performing a precautionary MRI, which Mets general manager Sandy Alderson admits was his call.
But it wasn’t like Syndergaard’s 2017 campaign was off to such a stellar start in the first place, much like the entire Mets squad. In five starts, Syndergaard posted a 1-2 record with a 3.29 ERA. Certainly not horrific numbers but also not what the Mets were expecting out of their ace.