There is doing your part to beat a team, and then there is DOING IT ALL to beat a team.
Today, Noah Syndergaard more or less did everything to beat the Reds. Not only did he dominate them on the mound to the tune of a four-hit shutout with ten strikeouts and just one walk, but he also supplied the only run the Mets scored on the day.
Thor, DIY 1-0, 10K Shutout (in 27 seconds). pic.twitter.com/2wbHjVJIkq
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 2, 2019
If you’re wondering, yes, that’s very rare. It’s the first time it’s ever happened for the Mets, and it’s the first time it’s happened anywhere in baseball in over 35 years:
.@Noahsyndergaard is the 1st pitcher to homer and throw a shutout in a 1-0 win since Bob Welch did so for the Dodgers on June 17, 1983.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) May 2, 2019
Noah Syndergaard is the eighth pitcher since 1908 to throw a shutout and hit a HR in a 1-0 win (seventh, if you don't include that 1915 Federal League game) pic.twitter.com/N1HudLpPrN
— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) May 2, 2019