Mets RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard surrendered five earned runs on 11 hits in just 3 2/3 innings for Triple-A Las Vegas Tuesday night.
Earlier in the day, Terry Collins told reporters it is possible Syndergaard is not promoted to the big leagues this season.
“There’s a possibility you might not see him” Collins said. “Right now, we’ve got bigger issues on the table.”
In his last five starts for Triple-A, Syndergaard is 1-2 with a 10.42 ERA, during which opponents are batting .372 against him.
According to Collins, with Dillon Gee making rehab starts and preparing to return to the majors, Sandy Alderson will play a large role in determining who stays in the rotation the rest of the season (Diamond, July 1).
The Mets have struggled to get a read on Syndergaard, who they feel could benefit from spending the entire year at Triple-A, team officials said (NY Post, July 2).
Syndergaard was ranked by MLB.com as the No. 11 overall prospect in baseball entering this season. They also ranked him the third-best right-handed pitcher in the minor leagues.
Gary Apple and Bobby Ojeda discussed Syndergaard’s progress at Triple-A Las Vegas before his start on Tuesday night >> Watch here