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: 680 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 You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 Passion For Sports Led Kelly Burke To Career As Broadcaster by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on November 16, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021 More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video) On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video) On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video) On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... 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?