MIAMI -- Lucas Duda has slugged nine homers in his past eight games. Meanwhile, Noah Syndergaard on Sunday became only the third pitcher in New York Mets history with consecutive starts of eight-plus innings with nine or more strikeouts and no walks, joining Pedro Martinez (2005) and Dwight Gooden (1984).
Now the teammates have been recognized as co-NL Players of the Week.
Officially for the calendar week, Duda led the majors with seven homers, a 1.632 slugging percentage and 31 total bases. He tied for the National League lead with 10 RBIs and seven runs scored.
Syndergaard went 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 16 innings against the Padres and Nationals.
Syndergaard, who debuted on May 12, has 100 strikeouts during his rookie season. That is the fourth-most in franchise history through 15 career games, trailing only Dwight Gooden (113), Matt Harvey (109) and Nolan Ryan (106).