Noah Syndergaard is currently pitching in the National League Wild Card Game. He’s facing a San Francisco Giants franchise that’s won World Series in every even year since 2010 and he must outduel Madison Bumgarner to extend the Mets’ season.
Winning tonight won’t be easy. But Syndergaard apparently took the mound with confidence oozing out of his pores based on ESPN reporter Britt McHenry’s reporting.
Telling a media member that you’ve mentally moved onto the next playoff series before the current one even begins is a bold strategy. By night’s end he’ll look like a guy who called his shot or he’ll have some rather immediate regret.