Noah Syndergaard confronted the New York Mets' front office over the weekend when he had to throw to Wilson Ramos rather than Rene Rivera or Tomas Nido, according to sources.
Syndergaard and/or his representatives have asked the Mets multiple times this season to have the right-hander pitch to someone other than Ramos.
Syndergaard first confronted pitching strategist Jeremy Accardo, then Mickey Callaway this past weekend when he realized Ramos would be catching him Sunday. He then had a half-hour sit-down with Brodie Van Wagenen, but Ramos started against the Phillies.
"I wouldn't call it an incident," Van Wagenen said. "Noah and I met, we've had ongoing dialogue with many of our players over the course of the season. Specifically with Noah, we had dialogue going back to earlier in the season where we had opportunity to hear his thoughts and we were able to share information with him about what is in the best interest of the team and what gives us the best chance to win."