Syndergaard Dominates, Mets Hit 2 Homers to Beat Padres 4-0 - NBC New York

Syndergaard Dominates, Mets Hit 2 Homers to Beat Padres 4-0

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    Syndergaard Dominates, Mets Hit 2 Homers to Beat Padres 4-0
    Mike Stobe / Stringer
    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 28: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets reaches on an error in the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on July 28, 2015 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Mets defeated the Padres 4-0. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

    Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie's latest overpowering performance, and the New York Mets got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson to beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Tuesday night.

    Firing his fastball up to 98 mph, Syndergaard (5-5) struck out nine, walked none and allowed only three singles in eight innings. The big right-hander outpitched James Shields and avenged a 7-2 loss at San Diego on June 2.

    Making his 14th major league start, Syndergaard lost his bid for a perfect game when Will Venable lined a clean single up the middle on the first pitch of the seventh, prompting a warm ovation from the Citi Field crowd of 26,034.

    Yangervis Solarte followed with an infield single and Venable went to third on an error by shortstop Ruben Tejada, who made a sliding stop but a wild flip that rolled away from second baseman Daniel Murphy.

    That's when Syndergaard buckled down to preserve a 2-0 lead. He retired No. 3 hitter Matt Kemp on a popup and got cleanup man Justin Upton to ground into an inning-ending double play. 

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