April 15, 2017

MIAMI (AP) New York Mets manager Terry Collins says right-hander Noah Syndergaard's exits from two recent starts because of finger issues aren't cause for concern.

Syndergaard left Friday's game at Miami after six innings due to two bleeding fingernails, and he left his first start of the season after six scoreless innings because of a blister.

Collins said since Syndergaard has had two unrelated problems, he doesn't think they're anything to worry about. Despite the issues with his fingers, Syndergaard is 1-0 with an 0.95 ERA in three starts, with 20 strikeouts in 19 innings.

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