Baseball Syndergaard’s dominance on the mound, at the plate earns him NL Player of the Week honor One complete game and one home resulted in a dominant week for Thor. by Daniel Yanofsky May 7, 2019 While not rare, earning multiple Player of the Week honors means that you are making a difference in the league. For Noah Syndergaard, the reasons for winning his third one was one to remember. Syndergaard was named the NL Player of the Week, his first since 2016. He joins the Rays’ Jake Odorizzi, who won the award in the American League. It is the first time a pitching duo has won earned POTW honors since 2018, when Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer did it. Jacob deGrom was the last Met to take the honor back in 2017. For his historic performance last week @Noahsyndergaard has been named the NL Player of the Week. pic.twitter.com/Mikn5sZUZm — New York Mets (@Mets) May 6, 2019 Like most pitchers on the Mets, Syndergaard had a very slow start to the season. This past week, “Thor” erased all doubts, tossing a four-hit shutout. He struck out ten batters and walked one. He also hit a home run, the sixth one of his career, for the Mets’ only run of the game. It was the first time a pitcher tossed a shutout and knocked one out of the park in a 1-0 game since 1983, when Bob Welch performed the feat. Syndergaard currently has a 5.02 ERA. The last outing helped drop his ERA by 1.5+. The hope, according to Mets brass, is that whatever was holding him back before has officially subsided. Post Views: 436 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Daniel Yanofsky Baseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event. Latest posts by Daniel Yanofsky (see all) Mets hire Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager - January 23, 2020 An Outsider’s 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - January 21, 2020 A Wild Yo Sighting: Yoenis Cespedes participates in running, fielding and hitting drills - January 21, 2020 Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? - January 20, 2020 Related TopicsBaseballMLBNew York MetsNoah Syndergaard 1 Comment 1 Comment Pingback: Mets send Noah Syndergaard to 10-Day IL • Double G Sports Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Headlines Trending Videos Charity Events “Ticket to Ride” Campaign Benefits Fantastic Friends of WNY Baseball The First Day of Summer Camp Lacrosse New York Lizards, Major League Lacrosse Eye July Return Hockey Edmonton, Toronto Selected As Hub Cities FACES Hard work has led to success for John Jacob in high school football Baseball Yankees’ Billy Martin’s Luxury Lake House For Sale FACES Angelo DeSalvo Enjoys Successful Career in Coaching High School Football Basketball Kevin Durant Joins Philadelphia Union Ownership FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: National Lacrosse League Host & Producer, Devan Kaney (VIDEO) Football “Overtime” – Ep. 43: New York Guardians 2020 Season Opener (Video) BIZ “Overtime” – Ep. 40: NY Raptors Thanksgiving Classic 2019 (VIDEO) Podcasts More in Baseball The First Day of Summer Camp The first day of summer camp. It’s a day that signifies excitement, happiness and... A Timeline of Negotiations Between the MLB Owners, Players It all began on Mar. 26, 2020. Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major... Honoring the Legend of Satchel Paige As we celebrate the Negro League’s Centennial season, we look back at some of... You Know I’m Right, Episode 21: Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Cam Newton And Barry Bonds (Audio) On the 21st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: 2020 Nathan’s... Somerset hits the road to take on the York Revolution Back on the outside looking in, is there a place for Dominic Smith on the Mets?