Dee Gordon

Back from blister, Syndergaard pitches Mets past Marlins 5-2

Noah Syndergaard was blistering — this time in a good way.

Returning to the mound with an extra day of rest after a blister forced him from New York's opener, Syndergaard overpowered the Miami Marlins for much of the night in the Mets' 5-2 win Sunday that finished their opening homestand.

After the game, Mets captain David Wright put the team's new star of the game crown on Syndergaard's head .

"I think it suits me well," Syndergaard said.

Syndergaard pitched six scoreless innings against Atlanta last Monday before the Mets removed him because of the blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.

He walked none and struck out nine,...