Today in good sportsmanship


Mets rookie pitcher Noah Syndergaard hit Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez in the helmet with a fastball during Sunday afternoon’s game. Gomez was on the ground and was attended to by the team trainers before eventually being escorted off.

The Mets wound up winning 5-1. Syndergaard picked up his first major league win, allowing just one run in six innings on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

Speaking to the media after the game, Syndergaard was very pensive about the scary moment he created for Gomez. Via ESPN’s Adam Rubin:

“I just want to start by saying I hope Gomez is OK,” Syndergaard said. “I hope he doesn’t miss any playing time right there. I just tried to go in on a pitch and just lost control of it.”


“That never really happened to me before, so it kind of rattled me a little bit,” Syndergaard said about beaning Gomez. “It made me a little bit more timid to go inside to hitters. If that hadn’t happened, I probably would have been inside to Braun quite a bit as opposed to just throwing him away. But I felt like I bounced back pretty good.”

Syndergaard also apologized publicly to Gomez on Twitter. Gomez replied back in good spirits and the two appear to be on very good terms. Considering some ugly situations we’ve seen previously this season, mostly involving the Royals, it’s nice to see players take the good sportsmanship route.

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.