Noah Syndergaard will start for the Mets in the postseason
There hasn’t been much certainty outlined for the Mets playoff roster so far, but Terry Collins made one thing clear after Saturday’s loss to the Yankees.
Collins offered some clarity on at least one pitcher who will be in the starting rotation come October, and that is Noah Syndergaard.
Syndergaard – who allowed only two home runs on Saturday to account for the scoring against him – described his assignment in the playoffs as an, “honor.”
Presumably, Syndergaard will join Matt Harvey, Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom in the postseason rotation.
The Mets have been reluctant to put Matz in the bullpen given his injury history, and while the Mets have reportedly flirted with the idea of putting Syndergaard in the bullpen, Collins clearly offered a conclusion to the issue on Saturday.
That likely means Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese will be on the outside looking in on a rotation spot, unless someone gets hurt. Collins has said in the past Niese is not a candidate for the bullpen, whereas Colon has been given a relief assignment recently which demonstrates he’s at least versatile enough to pitch in relief.