Noah Syndergaard met with the New York media on Friday with his Phillies in town to take on the Mets, but the two sides had already crossed paths in June when New York visited Syndergaard’s Angels.
But the former Mets righty declined to speak to the Mets beat reporters at that time, and Mike Puma of the New York Post got quite the answer from Syndergaard when he asked him why that was.
Per Puma, Syndergaard said he was “out saving a burning school bus.”
It’s certainly an on-brand answer from Syndergaard, who later said part of the reason he left the Mets was because he felt his injury recovery would be perceived differently in New York rather than the atmosphere on the west coast, and “needed a break.”
But now, with Syndergaard back in the NL East, he’ll see much more of his former team, though he’s not slated to pitch in this weekend’s three-game series. Still, there will be a tribute video played for him at Citi Field.
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