New York Mets: Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes provide silver lining in Braves loss

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Noah Syndergaard (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Noah Syndergaard (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Noah  Syndergaard and Yoenis  Cespedes provide silver linings in the New York Mets loss to the Braves.

Tuesday night, the New York Mets took a loss to the Atlanta Braves by the score of 3-2. The game started off really ugly with Noah Syndergaard falling behind before even recording an out. The Mets made it close though. That brings us to a topic we don’t normally talk about in losing causes.

Moral victories. Silver linings. These are not topics that are typical. Wins are wins and losses are losses. We take them and we move on. Celebrate the wins and learn from the losses. However, this loss to the Braves was atypical in that sense. There were a couple of silver linings that occurred on Tuesday night. They are actual positives that the Mets can take forward through the season.

First of all we have the performance of Syndergaard. Yes, he got beaten up in the first inning. Overall he gave up ten hits and only struck out three in six innings of work. How do we take silver linings out of that? The fact that we saw him get beaten up in the first inning and fought through it. Think about it for a minute.

An immature pitcher would allow a game like that to get away from him. It would have ballooned into a five or six run outing. That pitcher would have been out of the game by the third inning and made it a rough night on the bullpen. But that is not how it went down for “Thor”. He got off the deck and shut the Braves down for the remainder of a six inning outing.

Syndergaard figured out how to get through six innings of work without his best stuff and keep his team in the ball game. Though he took the loss this is the sign of a pitcher that is growing up. He is using his head to figure out a way to “stop the bleeding” and still give his team a quality performance with some length. That’s the difference between an immature pitcher and a mature one.

This is something Mets fans should be happy about going forward.

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The other was Yoenis Cespedes taking one deep. It’s not that Cespedes hitting a home run is a surprise, but he had just come off of the thumb injury. The initial worry was that he would have to miss more time. Instead, he is driving the ball just a few days later. Now that is a silver lining.

A loss is a loss, but these are two positives the Mets can take from it.