NEW YORK — Despite one of the best performances of Noah Syndergaard‘s young career, the Mets were eliminated from the postseason on Wednesday night after falling to the Giants, 3-0, in the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday night at Citi Field.
Syndergaard didn’t allow his first hit until Denard Span singled with two outs in the sixth inning. Only two pitchers have completed postseason no-hitters: Don Larsen, who threw a perfect game for the Yankees in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Dodgers, and Roy Halladay, who fired a no-hitter for the Phillies in Game 1 of the 2010 NL Division Series against the Reds.
Facing a Giants club that was the most difficult in baseball to strike out during the regular season, Syndergaard struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while walking three. He threw all five of his pitches, topping out at 100 mph with his four-seam fastball.
Syndergaard threw 108 pitches, 70 for strikes.
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