Dillon Gee felt some discomfort in his groin and that pain has forced him to the 15 Day Disabled List which will give the Mets the chance to unveil one of their crown pitching jewels--Noah Syndergaard to pitch on Tuesday in Chicago. I think it is very smart for the Mets to bring him up early arriving here in Philly tomorrow to get things out of the way like talking to us in the media.
This guy is the real deal my friends--he has it all an explosive fastball, great breaking pitch and off the charts change-up. The only question is consistent command of those pitches but I will tell you this--when he does he is lights out. I had a chance to talk to Kevin Plawecki about him in Philly last night and he gave me an expert scouting report since he caught him this year prior to being called up to the majors.
"He has it all--and beyond that he s very confident but also smart enough to play to a batter's weakness when he needs to. But make no mistake he is explosive with A Capital E", says Plawecki. The series in Chicago will be very interesting as it will pit the Mets trio of young fireballers-Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, and Matt Harvey against all of the hitting phenoms the Cubs bring to the table. Fascinating to say the least.
Most experts in the business feel Syndergaard is ready to explode on the scene as his AAA numbers would suggest-- 29,2 innings pitched with a 1.82 ERA coupled with averaging 10.3 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched.
The Noah era begins in earnest on Tuesday night but we will talk to him when he arrives here tomorrow in Philly and I will share that conversation with all of you so you can get to know Noah Syndergaard.