The Mets came into Monday's play averaging 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings, the fourth-best rate in baseball. Noah Syndergaard, who is scheduled to start twice during the promotion, was third among starters in the Majors in that statistic.
In Monday's 5-2 win in Philadelphia, Mets pitchers recorded 13 strikeouts, led by eight from Syndergaard.
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