Noah Syndergaard pitched six innings Monday before leaving the New York Mets’ season opener with a blister on top of his middle finger.
Syndergaard struck out seven in his first Opening Day start for the Mets, who defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-0.
Hansel Robles worked a perfect seventh inning for the win.
Syndergaard’s next start will be pushed back to Sunday because of the blister.
Robert Gsellman, who pitched the ninth inning Monday, will get the start Saturday in the Mets’ fifth game.
At the end of Monday’s game, Syndergaard said he hasn’t had a blister like this since the minors.
He isn’t worried about the blister, although it affects all his pitches.