Noah Syndergaard had his elbow examined on May 1

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He was throwing triple-digit gas and launching bombs last night, but May hasn’t been all peaches and cream for Mets starter Noah Syndergaard.

Last night after the Mets-Dodgers game manager Terry Collins revealed that Syndergaard underwent an elbow exam two weeks ago. Collins mentioned it when asked why he didn’t let Syndergaard pitch the ninth inning of last night’s game despite having thrown only 95 pitches.

The elbow exam showed nothing troubling, but it’s notable that the Mets felt the need to have one done in the first place. And it’s probably worth watching, if not just for Syndergaard’s actual health, but to see if he’s used differently and more conservatively by the Mets as the season goes on.