Noah Syndergaard: “I don’t know what this whole retaliation talk is all about.”
On Tuesday, a report indicated that the Royals were planning some sort of payback against Mets starter Noah Syndergaard for a brushback pitch he threw to Alcides Escobar during Game 3 of last year’s World Series. Later, several Royals players deflected that report.
Maybe it’s much ado about nothing. Syndergaard doesn’t even know for what the Royals would be retaliating. Via ESPN’s Adam Rubin:
Syndergaard noted that Mets fans who ran into him during the offseason “really applauded that pitch”.
The Mets and Royals open up the season on the evening of April 3 in Kansas City.