Phillies-obsessed Mets fans and media members think Noah Syndergaard is pushing back his start this weekend to avoid New York
Noah Syndergaard was initially scheduled to pitch on Sunday, but his start is now being moved back until Monday, when the Phillies welcome the Cincinnati Reds to Philadelphia for a four-game series.
Before we get into it, could you imagine being a New York Mets reporter or a fan and being so obsessed with what the Philadelphia Phillies and more specifically Noah Syndergaard does?
Just look at the comments under the Tweet. It’s honestly pathetic.
Oh, and it’s also extremely stupid. I highly doubt Syndergaard is ducking the New York Mets. There are a million reasons why Syndergaard’s start could have been bumped a day.
We can start with Tommy John surgery and the fact that while in Los Angeles, Syndergaard was basically in a 6-man rotation. This year Syndergaard has already thrown 98 innings and basically missed the last two seasons.
Syndergaard also just tossed seven innings on four days rest. It makes perfect sense to give the guy an extra days rest as the Phillies are still alive in the wild card hunt with roughly a month and a half of baseball left.
If I were the Phillies, I would also want Kyle Gibson on the mound, who is 4-2 over his last seven starts with a 3.12 ERA. Let Gibson take on the Mets and Syndergaard can get some rest and go against the Reds, a team he just beat earlier this week.
It’s not hard Anthony. The Phillies live rent free in your head. I started writing this article literally five minutes ago and provided you a million reasons why Syndergaard resting an extra day makes more sense than your Phillies-obsessed conspiracy theory.
Fuck the Mets. Let’s take 3-of-4 this weekend. Ring it.