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Noah Syndergaard scratched with a “tired arm”

New York Mets v Miami Marlins

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 14: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets throws in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 14, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)

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Mets manager Terry Collins says that he has scratched Noah Syndergaard, who was supposed to start this afternoon’s game against the Braves. In his place will go Matt Harvey.

Syndergaard, Collins says, has “tired arm.” But also says he has some discomfort in his right biceps. He will have an MRI, but Syndergaard says it’s not serious and that he could pitch as soon as Sunday. Collins says this is an abundance-of-caution type thing, saying “we can’t take a chance on this guy.” Which is true.

The Mets ace is 1-1 with a 1.73 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 26 innings. He has walked no one this year. Not a soul.

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