Notes on Noah Syndergaard’s rookie season
Noah Syndergaard allowed only a run on two hits with a walk and ten strikeouts in seven innings on Saturday afternoon.
Syndergaard pitched 150 major league innings in 2015, and finished with a 9-7 record with a 3.24 ERA in 24 starts since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas in early May.
Here are some notes on Syndergaards rookie season:
- Saturday was the second time in four starts that Syndergaard has allowed two hits in an outing of seven innings. Struck out 10 after striking out 11 in his last start on September 25 at Cincinnati…He has 37 strikeouts and two walks in his four starts in September.
- Syndergaard is the first Met to record consecutive double-digit strikeout outings since Jacob deGrom did so from September 15-21, 2014.
- Syndergaard joins deGrom, Dwight Gooden (1984) and Jerry Koosman (1968) as the only Met rookies to strike out at least 10 in back-to-back starts.
- Syndergaard is the 14th pitcher in the last century to record five double-digit-strikeout performances among his first 24 career games. Dwight Gooden (10 such games) and Matt Harvey (also five) are the other Mets to pull off the feat.
- Syndergaard’s five double-digit-strikeout games this season tie deGrom for the team lead and are the second-most in a season for a Mets rookie. Gooden had 15 such games in 1984.
- Syndergaard went 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in three starts vs. Washington.
- Syndergaard is 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA (23 earned runs/84.0 innings pitched) in 12 home starts. Seven of his starts at Citi Field have lasted at least seven innings.
- Syndergaard finishes his rookie season with 166 strikeouts, the fifth-most for a Mets rookie. He trails Dwight Gooden (276), Jerry Koosman (178), Tom Seaver (170) and Jon Matlack (169).
- Syndergaard’s 9.96 K/9 is the second-best mark for a rookie in franchise history…Dwight Gooden had a 11.39 K/9 in 1984.
- Syndergaard’s 1.05 WHIP is a new club-record for a rookie.
- His strikeouts, K/9 and WHIP all lead major league rookies this season.