May 17, 2021

Noah Syndergaard’s Mets tech praise includes ‘cheating’ Astros dig (New York Post)

PORT ST. LUCIE — A day after cameras focused on Noah Syndergaard throwing — shirtless again — with wires and sensors attached to him, the right-hander tossed three solid innings Sunday in his third start of the Grapefruit League season.

He and the Mets are hoping the advanced technology employed by the organization and new pitching coach Jeremy Hefner can help Syndergaard — and the rest of the staff — be more effective.

Whether it’s motion-capture technology, TrackMan or Rapsodo, Syndergaard believes he can become a more well-rounded pitcher — once he figures out what it all means.

“It’s great,” Syndergaard said of the new information he’s receiving. “I think where baseball is going is access to the data and technology we have and using it, not in a cheating way. I think it’s great.”

That was a not-so-subtle dig at the Astros, who Syndergaard limited to one run over three innings in a 3-1 win at Clover Park.

Syndergaard added he “didn’t even notice” the boos that flooded down from the stands when most of the Astros’ regulars came to the plate.

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