The Mets are putting Noah Syndergaard on the DL. He contracted hand, foot and mouth disease.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 22, 2018
This has gotta be a joke, right? Anthony DiComo is just bored in the Bronx waiting for this late ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game to start, right? Wrong. It's true, Noah Syndergaard has hand, mouth and foot disease and is headed back to the disabled list.
The Mets are calling this a short-term issue. They expect Syndergaard to be sidelined seven to 10 days. Corey Oswalt is likely to start in his place.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 22, 2018
I've never even heard of this disease until tonight. It sounds fake. It's not. Of course it's not. Just when you think you've seen it all, the Mets find a way to surprise you.
What luck is this? Noah helped out at a kids camp during the all-star break, so it's possible that's where he picked it up. Do a good deed, get a disease. That's so Mets.
Get well soon, Noah. This is more than a common cold, and from Googling the images of symptoms, it doesn't seem like a walk in the park.
If you're hitting the final home game on Thursday at Citi Field, swing by the Marina Lot to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down your sorrows before heading inside.