The Mets were off to a hot start to the season which saw them catapult to the top of the NL East. Unfortunately, since that first month of the season or so, not much has gone right for them outside of some strong performances in their rotation from Jake deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.
Their lineup has struggled to score runs consistently, especially with Yoenis Cespedes on the mend and they have had to go to the scrap heap to fill holes in their roster. They recently added Jose Bautista towards that very end, but that is far from a long term answer or even a particularly good short-term one. They sent Matt Harvey packing after he struggled both as a starter and then out of the bullpen.
Now, they will be without one of their best pitchers this season for at least a little one.
Some more bad breaking news for the Mets: Noah Syndergaard has a strained ligament in his right index finger. He's going on the DL.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 29, 2018
Noah Syndergaard has some of the best pure stuff in the major leagues right now and many saw him as a potential Cy Young contender. He may very well get there this season, but he will miss at least a couple of starts after an exam to investigate some soreness revealed an injury to his finger. Syndergaard has posted a 3.06 ERA and 2.56 FIP in 64.2 innings this year, good for 1.3 rWAR.
No corresponding move has been announced as of yet, but the Mets find themselves hovering around .500 at the moment and in need of even more reinforcements with the loss of Thor.