Atlanta Braves' bullpen falters in season-opening loss to Mets

LAKE BUENA VISTA FL- FEBRUARY 28 Anthony Recker of the Braves at catcher during the spring training game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves

"You don't wanna talk about it because you're a Mets fan", one fan said.

Syndergaard is now slated to take the mound again on Saturday, in the Mets' fifth game of the season, against the Marlins. The day after we saw bold-faced names such as Madison Bumgarner and Masahiro Tanaka hit rough patches when things got real, Syndergaard was totally unfazed during his six scoreless innings.

Hansel Robles replaced Syndergaard to start the seventh and pitched a 1-2-3 inning to earn the win, which set the stage for New York's seventh inning rally.

Though star Steven Matz will remain on the disabled list with an injured elbow, many agree this year The Amazins could return the commissioner's trophy to Citi Field.

The last time everyone saw Noah Syndergaard on the mound at Citi Field, he was throwing 99 miles per hour and matching zeros with Madison Bumgarner in a win-or-go-home playoff game.

"It was just affecting me on all pitches", Syndergaard said. It didn't appear overly serious, though it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Mets afford its ace an extra day of rest before his next start.

Noah Syndergaard gets the ball for the Mets today. "I'm not too concerned about it".




It is also worth noting that the club has placed right-handed pitchers Mauricio Cabrera, Armando Rivera and Dan Winkler in addition to utility man Micah Johnson on their 10-day disabled list.

"He's going to miss some time with his elbow", Collins said. "This guy gave us quality inning after quality inning". "I'm very happy and excited to go back there and get the opportunity to play against my ex-teammates", Colon said through a translator.

It took the Braves four pitchers to get three outs in the seventh inning.

Duda followed with a bases-clearing triple, giving the Mets a commanding 6-0 lead. Big Sexy, who turns 44 in May, won 44 games for the Mets over the past three seasons.

If the Braves are going to start out the season on the right foot they are going to have to take advantage of any mistakes that Gaard does make and stay close until getting into the Mets bullpen.

The Braves roster includes one rookie, INF Dansby Swanson, while eleven of the 25 players were on the Braves' 2016 Opening Day roster.

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