Bizarre Feat In Mets-Padres Series
Starting pitchers for both the San Diego Padres and New York Mets accomplished a dubious, yet historic feat in the first two games of their three-game set in California this week.
In Monday night's series opener, San Diego's Andrew Cashner was battered by the Mets allowing ten or more hits (11), but also striking out ten or more (12), doing it all in less than five innings of work (he lasted 4 and 2/3 innings). Shockingly, that had never been done before in Major League Baseball history, NJ.com reported.
Then, the following night, it happened again.
Met rookie pitcher Noah Syndergaard K'd ten while also allowing ten hits (and seven runs) in four innings of work.
Technically, Syndergaard's feat is historic in itself as he did it in four innings.