It's been noted before that Noah Syndergaard has a fear of mascots. He is a masklophobic -- once telling Fox Sports:
How does he counteract his fear? Well, he faces it, like anybody who throws 100-mph fastballs and is nicknamed Thor might do. He has an ongoing tiff with Mr. Met (that now even involves his own mother) and before the Phillies-Mets game on Monday, Syndergaard trolled the ultimate trolling mascot: The Phillie Phanatic.
While the giant green bird was mocking Curtis Granderson, Thor went for the ATV and was off:
Excellent teamwork, Mets. After the game, the Mets right-hander gave his reasoning for the theft: