It’s only early March, but New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard already is stunning opposing batters.

The righty struck out seven (!) consecutive batters in the opening innings of the Mets’ 8-5 loss at the hands of the Washington Nationals.

All but two of the batters struck out swinging, with another getting called out on a check swing.

Take a look at the wild sequence:


The 25-year-old allowed just two hits and no runs over the 3 1/3 innings of work, with all seven of his strikeouts coming in order. And after suffering a lat injury that sidelined him almost the entire season, he clocked 100 mph 11 times during Thursday’s outing.

The Mets must be happy to have him back.

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