Get a Hartford Courant subscription for less than 29 cents per day
Topics

Ron Santo

Mets' Syndergaard Should Know Bravado Can Be A Dangerous Game

Mets' Syndergaard Should Know Bravado Can Be A Dangerous Game

NEW YORK — Before Game 3, Noah Syndergaard said he had a few tricks up his sleeve. Before Game 4, Royals manager Ned Yost said his club has a few tricks up its sleeve, too.

Now the trick will be to get through the rest of the 2015 World Series without something truly stupid and ugly happening.

With his first pitch on Friday night, Syndergaard buzzed a 97 mph fastball over the head of one of baseball's most effective first-pitch leadoff hitters. By the time Alcides Escobar got up off his rear end, the Mets' 23-year-old righthander said he had successfully delivered a message.

"You guys can't dig in and get too aggressive," Syndergaard said. "My intent...

Loading
20°