Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 26, after an MRI exam confirmed that he has a strained ligament in the index finger of his pitching hand, the team announced Tuesday.
The move came after Syndergaard, 25, was examined Tuesday at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery for soreness in the finger. He had been listed as the Wednesday’s probable starter for the Mets (26-25) against the first-place Braves.
Vargas has struggled in four of five starts since coming off the DL. Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler have been up and down, too. New York called up PJ Conlon to start Monday’s second game of a day-night doubleheader against the Braves, and another starter, Chris Flexen, pitched in a mop-up role Saturday.
Like I said, Yasiel is gifted. A talent like that, I never saw before. I am serious. I never saw Bo Jackson play, and I heard Bo Jackson was amazing. But for me, in my eyes, a talent like that, you can tell this kid is so gifted. The way how he plays the outfield. The arm he has; his hitting ability. He has so much in him that he just has to get to know himself to be on that other level. He is not there yet, but I hope one day he just gets it, and he will get to that level.
I know he has had his ups and downs already, he has been wildly productive, Boone said (via the New York Post) of Stanton, who is batting .202 with six home runs at Yankee Stadium this season. Over time and continuing to work at it and continue to get more comfortable and there will be that period I am confident he will take off.
Despite his comparative struggles, Stanton still has 11 home runs, which is tied for fourth on the team with Gregorius — who hit 10 of those homers in April.
Since being named AL Player of the Month with those 10 homers and 30 RBIs in April, Gregorius is batting a putrid .131 with only four RBIs.
I think he understands that this game can be tough sometimes and understands he has the equipment to get through it and the skills to get through it, Boone said of his shortstop, who went 2-for-4 in Monday’s loss. I think he also understands he impacts our club in other ways even when he is not swinging the bat.