Noah Syndergaard hit two home runs against Kenta Maeda

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Bartolo Colon can’t hold the spotlight for this long, not if Noah Syndergaard has anything to say about it. During Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers, Syndergaard blasted two home runs — one solo, one three-run — against starter Kenta Maeda, helping the Mets take a 4-2 lead after five innings. Syndergaard struck out in his third at-bat facing reliever Chris Hatcher.

Syndergaard is the first pitcher to hit two home runs in a game since Micah Owings did so with the Diamondbacks against the Braves on August 18, 2007.

Home run numero uno:

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Home run numero dos:

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Syndergaard gave up a pair of homers as well, both of the solo variety, to Corey Seager in the third and Yasmani Grandal in the fourth.