Prized Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard earned his first major league win, the success tempered when he beaned Carlos Gomez with a 96 mph fastball, and New York beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 Sunday.
Syndergaard (1-1) shut down the Brewers for the first five innings in his Citi Field debut, giving up just one single. In the sixth, he gave everyone a scare.
After a leadoff single, Syndergaard hit Gomez squarely in the helmet. The two-time All-Star outfielder went face down in the dirt for a few seconds, and Syndergaard clapped into his glove when Gomez was helped into a sitting position by two Milwaukee trainers.
Gomez walked off the field with the trainers at his side and was replaced by a pinch runner.
Ryan Braun had an RBI single later in the inning. Syndergaard left after the sixth in his second game for the NL East leaders, having allowing three hits and striking out five.
Curtis Granderson hit a leadoff home run, Lucas Duda doubled twice and Michael Cuddyer drove in two runs to help the Mets win their second straight after a five-game skid.