On and off the field, the guy is killing it.
-Written by Alec Baicher
The 2017 Major League Baseball season is officially under way and Noah Syndergaard is off to a hot start.
The 24 year old star pitcher for the Mets got his first Opening Day start on Monday, throwing 6 scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves before a blister cut his start short. Syndergaard than got his second start on Sunday Night Baseball, nationally broadcasted on ESPN and excelled throwing 7 innings, striking out 9 without issuing a walk and receiving his first win of the season after the Mets won 5-2.
Syndergaard is also the first Mets pitcher to strike out 15+ batters without walking a batter in a season. Pretty great stat. The guy is a legitimate Cy Young contender this year. His maturity is beyond his years and his physical tools are insane. The guy is 6'6'',weighs 250 lbs and is chiseled AF. Hence, the nickname, "Thor" that has been given to him since his minor league days because of his long mane and physique.
Syndergaard has been a personality off the field. He is hilarious on Twitter, has beef with mascots and hates people doing the "wave" at sporting events (which he is right, it SUCKS,) and is even starring on Game of Thrones this season as I wrote about earlier this spring. In all sense, Noah is an up and coming star in baseball and may be the next New York athlete to step in Derek Jeter territory in terms of popularity on and off the field (Sorry Matt Harvey.)
Now, Noah seems to have it all, right? In his short time in New York, we have yet to see him with a nice gal. Complete emphasis on NICE. Well, Noah came out absolutely firing this week. NOAH FOUND A NICE GIRL!
NOAH HIT THE LOTTERY!!! Alexandra Cooper, Boston University soccer player and certified smoke show.
The first time the two were seen together was in Noah's Instagram of his family and friends out to dinner after his opening day start. We all noticed the girl, but didn't know who she was. The next day the two were seen sitting together at the Knicks gam showing off MAJOR PDA. Alexandra playing with his hair court-side for all to see and asserting her dominance over other girls that may want to throw themselves at Noah. We still didn't know if they were official and then BOOM, Noah throws up his own Instagram of the two with the caption "My Khaleesi." As a GoT fan, that's all I needed to see. Game over. They are in love and I am happy for them. Noah may not lose a game with Alexandra on his side all season. New York's newest power couple. Real happy for my future best friend Noah!
P.S. Hey Noah, if Alexandra has friends, call me. Definitely free to wingman.
P.P.S Fuck the Philly Fanatic.