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.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a one-year, $6 million deal that takes him through the 2024 season.
The contract includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025 with a $1 million buyout and charitable contributions.
The 33-year-old Rojas was acquired last month from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Jacob Amaya. He returns to the Dodgers for the second time, having made 85 appearances with the club in 2014 as a rookie.
Rojas hit .236 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 140 games last season. He’s been in the majors for parts of nine seasons while playing five different defensive positions.