In addition to having the highest average fastball velocity of any starting pitcher last season, the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard now has another accomplishment under his belt: he successfully stole the Phillie Phanatic’s ATV.
While warming up prior to Monday night’s game at Citizens Bank Park, Curtis Granderson distracted the Phanatic as the two did some light stretching. Syndergaard creeped behind them and hopped into the ATV before speeding off towards center field. Realizing he had no escape, Syndergaard returned the ATV to the Phanatic in exchange for immunity.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.
Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.
Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.