​The Twitter detectives are back at it again. In an NL East duel between the ​Mets and ​Phillies on Monday night, baseball fans noticed some suspicious activity from Noah Syndergaard.

​​On a cool Monday night, Syndergaard could have used some pine tar for some extra grip. Fans have suspected many pitchers use pine tar, but the ​MLB has not been handing out any punishment. It's one of those rules the majority of baseball ignores for the most part. 


It's possible that Syndergaard is being falsely accused. He still ended up giving up five runs in five innings against the Phillies, but he did have nine strikeouts. His rough start to the season might temper that suspicion for now.

Syndergaard has started his season with a 5.63 ERA. The star pitcher still has ​some of the best stuff in baseball, but can't seem to keep the batters off the bases. 


Despite Syndergaard's struggles, the Mets have started the season atop of the NL East. Their win against the Phillies last night puts them at 10-6. 


The Mets will need Syndergaard at the top of his game to be serious contenders. If Syndergaard did use pine tar, it clearly didn't work. Frankly, it's not that big of deal anyway, but Thor should be sure it's not as noticeable next time. The MLB sleuths aren't going anywhere.