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Noah Syndergaard hit two home runs against Kenta Maeda

New York Mets v Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets celebrates his three run homerun and second homerun of the game with Eric Campbell #29, Rene Rivera #44 and Curtis Granderson #3, to take a 4-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Bartolo Colon can’t hold the spotlight for this long, not if Noah Syndergaard has anything to say about it. During Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers, Syndergaard blasted two home runs -- one solo, one three-run -- against starter Kenta Maeda, helping the Mets take a 4-2 lead after five innings. Syndergaard struck out in his third at-bat facing reliever Chris Hatcher.

Syndergaard is the first pitcher to hit two home runs in a game since Micah Owings did so with the Diamondbacks against the Braves on August 18, 2007.

Home run numero uno:

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Home run numero dos:

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Syndergaard gave up a pair of homers as well, both of the solo variety, to Corey Seager in the third and Yasmani Grandal in the fourth.

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