Syndergaard gets nod for Game 2
Noah Syndergaard arrived at Citi Field on Saturday and was summoned by Mets Manager Terry Collins. “He just called me into his office and asked how I was feeling after my relief appearance,” the rookie pitcher explained. “My body and my arm have never felt better. So that’s what I told him, and I’m ready to go.” A 23-year-old righthander who made his big league debut in mid-May, Syndergaard will start for New York in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs and Jake Arrieta on Sunday night. Syndergaard allowed three runs in 61/3 innings in Game 2 of the NLDS at Los Angeles last weekend, losing on a night that turned when Chase Utley broke Ruben Tejada’s leg with a takeout slide at second. Syndergaard then threw 17 pitches in the seventh inning Thursday against the Dodgers in the final game of the series, the first relief appearance of his big league career.