Mets to get Syndergaard back...Another pitcher gets hand, foot and mouth disease
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mets star Noah Syndergaard is expected to come off the disabled list and pitch in today’s series finale at Washington. Left-hander Tommy Milone starts for the Nationals, who set a franchise scoring record last night with a 25-4 rout of the Mets. Syndergaard has been out while recovering from hand, foot and mouth disease. He’s 6-1 with a 2.89 ERA.
NEW YORK (AP) — J.A. Happ is the second pitcher to be diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease. The Yankees acquire the 35-year-old lefty from Toronto last week, and he won his Yankees debut on Sunday. Sonny Gray gets the start for the Yankees in this afternoon’s series finale against Baltimore. Alex Cobb pitches for the visiting Orioles.
SEATTLE (AP) — Astros center fielder George Springer will see how his sore left shoulder is feeling, a day after the World Series MVP jarred himself making a diving try at Seattle. Houston already has star infielders Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa on the disabled list. Dallas Keuchel (KY’-kul) starts for the Astros this afternoon against the Mariners’ Wade LeBlanc.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland wraps up a series against the Twins this afternoon in Minnesota. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco starts for the Indians, having won four of his last five starts. Left-hander Adalberto Mejia (meh-HEE’-uh) make just his third start of the year for the Twins.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cole Hamels makes his first start for the Cubs when they play the Pirates tonight in Pittsburgh. The 34-year-old lefty was 5-9 with a 4.72 ERA when Texas traded the four-time All-Star and former World Series MVP to Chicago last week. The Pirates have won 16 of 20.