The New York Mets have announced that Noah Syndergaard will start against the Atlanta Braves on Opening Day.

"It's just a huge honor," Syndergaard said. "It's something I've been working for ever since I was with the Mets, to be the Opening Day starter at one point. I'm extremely thrilled that Terry instills that kind of confidence in me. I'm going to go out there and get the job done."

Syndergaard was New York's obvious choice with Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz all returning from surgeries.