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Syndergaard looks like Thor of old, dominates Rockies as Mets take series

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 6/9/2019 Bradford William Davis
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Through seven innings, Noah Syndergaard gave up just the flimsiest excuse for a hit, a ball that just eluded backup second baseman Adeiny Hechevarria’s grasp in a dominating performance. Whatever frustration the flamethrowing righthander felt after getting pulled prematurely from his last start appeared resolved during his vintage outing.

The Rockies had no answers for his high 90’s heater. Syndergaard struck out seven and improved to 4-4.

BOX SCORE:  METS 6, ROCKIES 1

Meanwhile the Mets inched their way to within a game of .500, at 32-33.

Syndergaard was backed up Todd Frazier’s 4-RBI afternoon, which included a mammoth three-run homer in the first inning. The Mets third baseman continued his stretch of red-hot hitting.

Sunday’s win clinched the kind of series win the Mets have largely lacked, winning 2 out of 3 against a solid team. After a 3-12 start, the Rockies have been playing good baseball recently.

After the dismal first inning, Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman eventually settled in, holding the Mets in check through the early frames with a sharp curveball. But Frazier’s RBI double padded the Mets’ lead in the fifth, and J.D. Davis’ triple - the first of his career - chased Hoffman later in the frame.

Struggling righty Jeruys Familia tossed a scoreless inning, while Hector Santiago allowed a David Dahl RBI double to end the shutout bid in the ninth. The Mets pitching staff combined for a two-hitter.

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