Mets will not be skipping Noah Syndergaard in the rotation again
Last Sunday, the Mets temporarily replaced Noah Syndergaard in the starting rotation with Steven Matz, who is making a start on regular rest on Friday night against the Braves.
But that will be the only time the Mets skip Syndergaard in the rotation.
On Friday, Terry Collins said it would not be necessary to skip Syndergaard again this season, as his rest over the last ten days plus the limitation of his innings thanks to a six-man rotation will keep Syndergaard’s innings under reasonable control the rest of the way.
Syndergaard has thrown 152 innings between the majors and Triple-A Las Vegas in 2015. He threw 137 innings at Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014 (133 in the regular season and four in the postseason). Typically the organization prefers it’s young starters take on the maximum of an additional 30 innings the following year, which would give him a theoretical limit of 167 innings in 2015.
If Syndergaard starts every sixth game beginning with his start against the Braves on Saturday, he projects to make four more starts during the regular season. If he averages six innings per start, that puts him on a track to finish with 176 regular season innings in 2015.