Noah Syndergaard has given Mets fans another reason to adore him. This weekend Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper posted a screaming video on Instagram after Clemson beat Ohio State. When the outfielder had his video reposted by Barstool, Syndergaard left the comment, “douche” under the clip. This simple, one word comment speaks volumes to Mets fans who strongly dislike Harper.
If you asked a Met fan why Noah is their favorite player, the reasons would overwhelm you. He has given the fan base several reasons to love him but the one that stands out to most, would be his start in Game 3 of the 2015 World Series. Syndergaard’s first pitch to Kansas City Royals Alcides Escobar was high and tight. This did not sit well with Escobar’s teammates who barked from the dugout over it. During his postgame press conference Syndergaard gave this infamous quote, “If they have a problem with me throwing inside, they can meet me 60 feet, 6 inches away.”
Me:I need to pitch inside
Inner me: Throw behind him pic.twitter.com/MIdHbgih1r
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) December 4, 2016
During Game 2 of the 2015 National League Division Series Mets fans gained a villain in Chase Utley after a slide into second base caused Ruben Tejada to fracture his right leg. Syndergaard answered back in May 2016 with a 99 mph fastball behind Utley, which lead to his ejection from the game. Even though Noah denied purposely pitching that close to Utley, fans believed it was payback for the grimmey 2015 NLDS slide.
It is clear Noah Syndergaard sees eye-to-eye with Mets fans. He haws gone above and beyond to defend his team. When most players just play for a team because they have to, Noah has made it clear that he plays for the New York Mets because he wants to.