Despite all the drama and frustration, the Mets are going to pair up Wilson Ramos and Noah Syndergaard once again. They will be the starting battery for Friday night’s game against the Dodgers. Hopefully, they can get on the same page and shutdown the strong Dodgers lineup.
Mickey Callaway acknowledged that Noah Syndergaard has a better ERA throwing to Tomas Nido compared to Wilson Ramos, yes, but his win-loss record is better pitching to Ramos.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) September 10, 2019
It was very interesting to head Mickey Callaway bring up the fact Syndergaard’s win-loss record is better pitching to Ramos. There is no doubt Ramos makes the offense much stronger than any other catcher the Mets have, which is why the W/L ratio is better. The plan seems to get the Mets best lineup on the field with Clayton Kershaw pitching and hope Syndergaard’s ability takes over on the mound.
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Syndergaard has always had a better time pitching to Tomas Nido or Rene Rivera. He has a 2.45 ERA with Nido and Rivera was the main catcher for Syndergaard during their 2016 Wild Card run. On the other hand, Syndergaard has an ERA over five with Ramos behind he dish. If the Mets get to the postseason, he would likely need to pitch to Ramos. Syndergaard is too talented to be unable to figure things out with Ramos.
Of Noah Syndergaard's Q&A with reporters today, this was probably the most interesting exchange: pic.twitter.com/0S9UDsWHuy
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 10, 2019
Thanks to the way the media likes to blow things up, this leaked story has become a big deal. One thing for certain is that both Syndergaard and Ramos are professionals. Something like this gets handled internally and both parties reach an agreement and get on the same page. At the end of the day, if success is the final result no one complains about anything. Syndergaard now has the opportunity to shut down the topic with a strong start and a victory.