The Mets skipped Noah Syndergaard‘s last turn through the starting rotation, and that will be the only time they’ll do it through the end of the season, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports. Going forward, they’ll pitch the right-hander once every six games.
Their initial plan was to alternate skipping Syndergaard and Matt Harvey‘s starts. Syndergaard, in his rookie season, has a 3.31 ERA with a 129/29 K/BB ratio over 122 1/3 innings spanning 122 1/3 innings. He also threw 29 2/3 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets’ handling of their young starters has been a subject of controversy lately, as Harvey and the Mets disagreed on a 180-innings limit and there was concern he wouldn’t be available in the post-season.