Mets’ Noah Syndergaard: ‘We have to play well’


Mets pitcher Noah Syring is excited for this weekend’s game against the Nationals, and he’s also looking ahead to his upcoming schedule, which is set to include five back-to-back games.

“I know there’s a lot of ups and downs, but I’m really excited about what’s ahead of us,” Syring told reporters after the Mets’ 7-2 win over the New York Mets.

“It’s not like we’re in a bad spot right now, but we have to keep working and keep pushing and keep playing well.”

Syring, who had an ERA of 3.80 during the regular season, pitched to a 2.60 mark in three starts against the Phillies, and is expected to be the main attraction at this weekend.

The Mets’ starter has a 2-2 record with a 3.15 ERA and eight saves in 25 games, and his .203 opponents batting average leads the majors.

“The goal is to be as good as Noah Synergaard can be,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said.

“I’m sure we’re going to be able to find ways to keep him in the rotation.”

Syndergaard’s ERA has climbed steadily since April 26, when he had a 4.40 mark.

He posted a 1.92 ERA in seven starts last season before the Mets went on a two-game winning streak that was capped by a four-run fourth inning.

He was 2-1 with a 1,945 ERA this season.

“Hopefully this week we can continue to play as well as we did last week and go from there,” Synderbach said.

The pitcher said he wants to make his next start a “big win” for the Mets.

Synderman has allowed just four earned runs in two starts this season, and has a 1-1 record with two saves.

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