Settling the Score: Saturday’s results
Everything keeps coming up New York Mets.
Breakout rookie starter Noah Syndergaard delivered seven innings of one-run, two-hit ball and Yoenis Cespedes launched yet another home run as New York defeated the host Braves 6-4 on Saturday in Atlanta. That’s now six straight wins for the Mets, who increased their division lead to 9 1/2 games with the Nationals yet again taking a loss -- Washington’s fifth straight defeat.
Syndergaard was skipped on his last turn through the Mets’ rotation as a way to limit his overall workload, and that extra rest can sometimes throw a pitcher off. But the young right-hander looked as sharp as ever in striking out eight batters and lowering his season ERA to 3.20. He also boasts a shiny 1.10 WHIP and 137/30 K/BB ratio in 129 1/3 frames this season.
Cespedes has 16 home runs and 41 RBI in 39 games since the trade.
Your box scores and AP recaps from Saturday’s slate ...
Blue Jays 9, Yankees 5 (11 innings)