Noah Syndergaard was added to the 10-day disabled list due to a strained ligament in his right index finger, with his stint placed retroactive to May 26th. Syndergaard has complained about soreness in his index finger on Tuesday.
Although Syndergaard hasn’t been as dominant this season, the 25-year old righty, along with Jacob deGrom, have anchored the rotation with consistent production despite the gaudy performances put up by their back-end counterparts. In 11 starts, Syndergaard has a 4-1 record, along with a 3.06 ERA and 2.56 FIP.
Gerson Bautista was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Syndergaard’s place on the 25-man roster. Bautista has allowed two earned runs in 2.1 innings pitched in previous outings with the Mets, and has a 6.97 ERA in 10.1 innings pitched in Las Vegas. However, there is no known replacement for Syndergaard for the one start he will miss from staying on the disabled list, meaning one of the starters-turned-relievers Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo may have to start despite their successes out of the bullpen.
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