Noah Syndergaard Picks Up First Major League Win For New York Mets Against Milwaukee Brewers


Noah Syndergaard Picks Up First Career Win As Mets Take Series From Brewers

The New York Mets were able to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon, not only picking up the series victory but getting Noah Syndergaard his first career victory in the process. The Mets top pitching prospect was making his second career start, first at Citi Field, and showcased the skills that made scouts rank him as one of the best young players in the game.

Today against the Brewers, Syndergaard was able to avoid a letdown inning in large part because he avoided handing out any walks. In his first career start against the Cubs during the week. Syndergaard handed out four free passes in only 5 ⅓ innings pitched; Sunday afternoon against the Brewers he had only one.

He was able to limit base runners in general, as he only allowed three hits as well to go with five strikeouts. The only run the Brewers were able to scratch across the plate against Syndergaard, and for the whole game, was a sixth inning RBI single by Ryan Braun that scored Luis Sardinas.

That was the only blemish on the afternoon for Syndergaard, who was able to then finish off the sixth inning before being lifted for a relieve to start the seventh inning. His final stat line was six innings pitched, allowing only three hits, one walk and one run to go along with five strikeouts.

On the offensive side of things, the Mets were able to produce for a second straight game. After dropping 14 on the Brewers Saturday evening, they put up another five for Syndergaard Sunday afternoon. They stacked him to an early lead, scoring in the first inning courtesy of a Curtis Granderson home run, and never looked back.

Lucas Duda collected his 14th RBI of the season in the third inning, doubling home Eric Campbell. Campbell would get an RBI of his own in the fourth inning, when he singled in Johnny Monell for the third run of the game. Campbell had a strong afternoon at the plate, finishing 2-3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in the important two-hole place in the lineup.

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Michael Cuddyer was able to provide some production as well in the fourth inning, providing a two RBI single scoring Campbell and Juan Lagares, giving him 17 on the season. Lagares was able to make his third straight start since missing the last three games of the series against the Cubs, and was once again effective at the plate, collecting two hits in four at-bats and stealing his third base of the season.

With the victory against the Brewers Sunday afternoon, the Mets are now sporting an impressive 15-4 record at home, which is the least amount of losses any team has at home this season. They will now finish up their homestand with the ultimate test, as they welcome the St. Louis Cardinals, owners of the best record in baseball, to Citi Field for a four game series.

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