Noah Syndergaard exits start in second inning with possible lat strain
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard exited his start on Sunday afternoon with a "possible lat strain" after just 1 1/3 innings against the Washington Nationals.
Syndergaard's fastball was hitting 100 miles per hour but after a change-up to Bryce Harper, Syndergaard grimaced in pain and grab the area under his right arm. Trainer Ray Ramirez went out to talk to Syndergaard before manager Terry Collins called for a reliever.
Earlier in the week, Syndergaard refused to undergo an MRI to determine if the biceps tendinitis that he felt was anything more significant. General manager Sandy Alderson said the decision was ultimately Syndergaard's.
Syndergaard entered his start with a 1-1 record and 1.73 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 30 strikeouts in 26 innings this season.
The Mets have six players on the disabled list including outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.