Noah Syndergaard became just the second pitcher in franchise history to homer twice in the same game, and backed it up with eight solid innings to lead the Mets to a 4-3 win over the Dodgers in L.A. on Wednesday.

Syndergaard accounted for all four Mets runs - first with a solo home run in the third inning, then a 3-run blast in the fifth. He also tossed eight strong, striking out six and allowing two runs on six hits to snap a personal two-game losing streak.

The last pitcher to homer twice in a game was Arizona's Micah Owingings, provides some perspective on the feat:

Walt Terrell was the first Mets pitcher to hit two homers in a game at Wrigley Field on Aug. 6, 1983.
The last major league pitcher to homer twice in a game was Arizona's Micah Owings, who accomplished the feat against Atlanta on Aug. 18, 2007. Jim Tobin of the Boston Braves holds the modern-day big league record for pitchers with three home runs in a game against the Chicago Cubs on May 13, 1942.

The Mets have taken the first 2 of 3 in the series. Bartolo Colon (3-1, 2.82), who smacked his first career homer in his last start, gets the ball in the series finale on Thursday night. He's matched up against three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.04).


Syndergaard's first career homer came in his rookie season last year, part of a 3-3 day that helped the Mets sweep a series from the Phillies.

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