The New York Mets were putting their entire postseason hopes on the back of an excellent rotation featuring fireballer Noah Syndergaard. Whenever MLB play resumes, the Mets will have to figure out a way to move forward this year without Thor's triple-digit heater.
Syndergaard tore his UCL in his right elbow, which will force him to undergo Tommy John Surgery. He is scheduled to be out until at least April of 2021, but likely a few months longer.
Syndergaard went 10-8 with a 4.28 ERA last season. While certainly a disappointing pitcher last year given his crazy potential, he remains one of the best No. 2 starters in all of baseball, as he and Jacob deGrom are a lethal 1-2 punch.
Syndergaard, 27, was slated to be entering his final year of arbitration in 2021. Contract talks with the Mets haven't progressed very far, and this injury is only going to make things worse.
While he is very inconsistent, Syndergaard is one of the most exciting pitchers to watch on a start to start basis, given his velocity and flair on the mound. We'll have to wait until 2021 to see his 100 mile per hour fastball on the mound once again.