Noah Syndergaard made his Major League debut last week and took the mound today against the Brewers for his second career start, and home debut for the Mets. In the sixth inning at Citi Field, with two men on, he lost control of his 0-1 offering to Carlos Gomez and drilled him in the head, right at the earflap on his batting helmet. According to the Mets broadcast, the fastball registered at 97 mph, so thank God for batting helmets.
Gomez went down to the ground and was in obvious pain, grabbing his jaw and moving it around, but he eventually got up to his feet after trainers checked him out for a few minutes and walked off the field under his own power. Syndergaard was clearly rattled after the beaning, and manager Terry Collins came out to settle him down, but he came back to strike out the next batter Khris Davis and got out of the inning without incident.