The Los Angeles Angels’ 12-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was a historic one, as Angels’ rookie Reid Detmers tossed a no-hitter. While Detmers’ outing was technically the second no-hitter of the MLB season, as the New York Mets threw a combined no-no back in April, it was the first depending on who you ask. Angels pitcher Noah Syndergaard, formerly of the Mets, fired a savage shot at his former team following the Angels-Rays game, as reported by SNY.
Noah Syndergaard seems to take a dig at the Mets' combined no-hitter after Reid Detmers fired a no-hitter for the Angels last night: pic.twitter.com/R0CBO1kc4i
— SNY (@SNYtv) May 11, 2022
Syndergaard fired a shot at the Mets, saying that Detmers’ outing against the Rays is “what a real no-hitter looks like.” That’s very clearly a dig at his former team for their, in his eyes, unimpressive no-hitter.
Syndergaard, who spent the first six years of his career with the Mets, chose to leave the team in free agency after he was only given a qualifying offer.
While it’s possible that he is a bit bitter to see his former team rank second in the National League in team ERA without him, it’s more likely he was just having some fun at the expense of his old club.
Of course, led by Syndergaard, Detmers and two-way star Shohei Ohtani, the Angels’ staff has been pretty darn good too. In his first full season after missing nearly two years due to Tommy John surgery, Syndergaard has pitched to a 2.45 ERA with 21 strikeouts and six walks in 29 1/3 innings pitched.
Syndergaard now knows what it’s like to enjoy success on the mound again. To the chagrin of Mets fans, he also knows what a “real no-hitter” is after watching teammate Reid Detmers do it on Tuesday night.