Noah Syndergaard just laughed as the crowd at Kauffman Stadium tried to shame him. One woman waved a sign that read: “World Champions don’t need ‘tricks,’ ” which everyone in the Mets bullpen found hilarious.Honestly, I expect Syndergaard to be great all season. His poise on the mound and pitching repertoire are amazing and he's part of the Big Three that the Mets will need in order to repeat as division champs. I'm more excited about Jim Henderson's scoreless 7th yesterday, The Royals showed us last year what a strong bullpen can do for a team and having always been a fan of having closers (or former closers) on your team, I think Henderson along with Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia can be huge all year for the Mets.
As the young right-hander warmed up, he was introduced on the video board. The sellout crowd booed.
When he took the mound in the bottom of the first, “American Woman,” blared out of the stadium speakers.
“He was cracking up,” said a friend of Syndergaard’s who was in the bullpen Tuesday. “Absolutely cracking up. He loved it.”
With his long locks flowing, Syndergaard certainly was not rattled. Public Enemy No. 1 in Kansas City because of a message pitch he threw in the World Series, just mowed down the Royals in response. He threw six scoreless innings, striking out nine, as the Mets shut out the defending champions, 2-0.