No matter how electric the atmosphere for Noah Syndergaard's Citi Field debut gets Sunday, he won't be tweeting about it afterward.
After a couple of social-media dustups, Syndergaard said Friday that his agent has taken control of his Twitter account. "Nothing but positive tweets," the 22-year-old said.
Syndergaard has history at Citi Field, having pitched there in the All-Star Futures Game in 2013. But nothing compares to your first home start.
"A couple of weeks ago, when I still had possession of my Twitter, I'd seen people . . . tweeting about the electricity and the atmosphere here at Citi Field," he said. "It's just something I wanted to experience."
Syndergaard allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings Tuesday in his big-league debut, a 6-1 loss to the Cubs. "It was pretty awesome to have my debut at Wrigley," he said. "A lot of history at that field."
The Mets would like to move Bobby Parnell's rehab to Triple-A Las Vegas, but they are not seeing enough velocity in his outings for Class A St. Lucie. "One of the reasons he hasn't progressed or we haven't moved him further is that lack of velocity," general manager Sandy Alderson said. "But we can't push that." . . . David Wright (hamstring) and Travis d'Arnaud (finger) could resume baseball activities Monday, Alderson said . . . Kevin Plawecki was unavailable because of a sinus infection that made him dizzy, Terry Collins said . . . Mets rookie league righthander Ricky Jacquez has been suspended for 50 games by MLB for a second positive test for a drug of abuse, the commissioner's office announced. Jacquez is on the Kingsport roster.
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