Remembering Mets History (2019) Noah Syndergaard Pitches A Shut Out & Hits A HR In The 1-0 Win

 Thursday May 2nd, 2019: On a matinee at Citi Field, Mickey Callaway's Mets (16-15) were struggling to stay at .500. 

The Mets had a good start to the year, would then struggle & in the second half, have a few good win streaks to keep them in the pennant race to the end of the year, although they would come up short.

On this day their hitting straggles continued, but their pitching was exceptional, as Noah Syndergaard did it all by himself.

The Mets hosted David Bell's, Cincinnati Reds (13-18), as Noah went up against Tyler Mahle.

Syndergard began the game, fanning the first two Red. He then allowed a base hit but got Yasiel Puig to pop out to short stop to end the inning.

In the bottom of the 3rd, Noah led off the inning with a HR to left center field. 

It was the second of two HRs he would hit that season. The first had come on April 21st, two starts earlier, in a 7-4 loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. 

Trivia: In his career he has hit six HRs, one in his Rookie Year of 2015, also the Mets NL championship season. Then he hit three in 2016.

Noah's run would be all the Mets offense could put up that day, as they would only scatter three total hits on the day as well.

On the mound, Noah would strike out ten & allow just four singles on the day. 

Base hits in the 1st, 2nd, 6th & 9th innings, resulted in two double plays to end any threat of tying the game.

In the 9th inning, clinging to his one run lead, he struck out the leadoff man & got the second hitter to fly out.

Derek Dietrich then singled & pinch runner Michael Lorenzen stole second. But Noah struck out Yasiel Puig looking to end the exciting game, with a 1-0 win.


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