WATCH: Mets’ pitching prospect Syndergaard hits home run, nearly cycles

New York Mets’ pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard unleashed some power at the plate this afternoon for Triple-A Las Vegas by hitting a monstrous home run over the center field fence marked at 400 feet. He also doubled and singled on the day, only a triple away from the extremely rare cycle by a pitcher. Coming into the day he had two hits on the year in 8 plate appearances.

Not only did Syndergaard rake at the plate, he also dominated on the mound going eight strong innings giving up just two runs on five hits while striking out eight. He moves to 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in five starts at Triple-A. It looks like he is close to getting promoted; wouldn’t surprise me if he was in the big leagues by the All-Star break.

Syndergaard, 22, is listed as the Mets’ number one prospect by and the eleventh best prospect in the major leagues. He was acquired from Toronto after the 2012 season as part of the R.A. Dickey trade. A core rotation of Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, and Syndergaard could be trouble for other National League East clubs.

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