Syndergaard, Mets Beat Brewers, 5-1

first_imgNEW YORK — Even before Noah Syndergaard could talk about stamping his place in the majors, the prized Mets pitching prospect wanted to start with a statement: “I hope Gomez is OK.”Syndergaard earned his first big league win, the success tempered when he beaned Milwaukee star Carlos Gomez with a 96 mph fastball, and New York beat the Brewers 5-1 on May 17.As Syndergaard spoke postgame, the report from the Brewers’ clubhouse was encouraging. Struck in the earflap of his helmet, Gomez had already passed the concussion protocol and hoped to play May 18 in Detroit.“Lucky, man,” said Gomez, a big, C-shaped red welt wrapping around his left cheek.Syndergaard (1-1) shut down the Brewers for the first five innings in his Citi Field debut, giving up just one single. In the sixth, he gave everyone a scare.After a leadoff single, Syndergaard squarely hit Gomez. The two-time All-Star outfielder went face down in the dirt for a few seconds, and Syndergaard clapped into his glove when Gomez was helped into a sitting position by two Milwaukee trainers.“It’s never really happened,” Syndergaard said. “It kind of rattled me a little bit.”Gomez walked off the field with the trainers at his side and was replaced by a pinch runner. While Gomez got assistance, Mets Manager Terry Collins went to the mound to speak with the 22-year-old rookie.“You could tell he was shook up,” Collins said.Ryan Braun had an RBI single later in the inning. Syndergaard left after the sixth in his second game for the NL East leaders, having allowed three hits, striking out five and walking one.Collins was impressed with how Syndergaard settled down after the accident, and with his preparation for this outing.“He doesn’t just go out there and say, ‘Hey, I’ve got great stuff, I’m just going to pitch,’” Collins said.Curtis Granderson hit a leadoff home run, Lucas Duda doubled twice and Michael Cuddyer drove in two runs to help the Mets win their second straight after a five-game skid.Wily Peralta (1-5) had won all three of his previous three starts against the Mets. He quickly fell behind when Granderson connected on the second pitch for his 30th career lead-off homer.A night earlier, Granderson singled during a 10-run burst in the fourth inning, and later homered to close out a 14-1 romp. Last-place Milwaukee has lost four of five.Syndergaard actually pitched once before on the Citi Field mound, starting the 2013 All-Star Futures Game. Beaten by the Cubs at Wrigley Field five days earlier, he showed the home fans why the Mets are so high on him.The 6-foot-6 Syndergaard came out zinging fastballs that topped out at 98 mph, and the pops from catcher Johnny Monell’s mitt echoed all around the ballpark.At times, he brought back memories of another rookie righty from Texas who also wore No. 34 when he debuted for the Mets a long time ago — Nolan Ryan.Syndergaard is currently taking the fifth spot in the rotation earlier held by Dillon Gee, who’s on the disabled list. Collins has said the Mets will see how things shake out when Gee is ready to return.“I know those decisions are coming down the line,” Collins said.(BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ranveer Singh to have hefty profit share for Kabir Khan’s 83?

first_imgWith each film he does, Ranveer Singh is galloping towards superstardom. Just last year itself, both his films Padmaavat and Simmba together earned more than Rs 500 crore at the box office. And his latest release Gully Boy, is raking in money as well.Ranveer is unstoppable and is already prepping for his next film. ’83, which revolves around India’s grand victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and is being directed by Kabir Khan. Ranveer will play Kapil Dev in the biopic.From Simmba onwards, Ranveer has been on a profit-share with his producers, something that only big stars demand. A top trade source told a portal, “Ranveer is no longer the heir apparent. He is the superstar of this generation as his track record of delivering blockbusters show. And he has been delivered blockbusters consistently. Post-Padmaavat, which saw his performance propel the film to shatter several box office records, Ranveer’s equity has seen a meteoric rise. The first choice of producers and directors, Ranveer now has a substantial pie of the profits and filmmakers are sweetening the deal for him by offering him a big margin.”The actor has reportedly cracked a deal with ’83 producers, where he will get an extensive profit share. “Ranveer’s on top form with back to back blockbusters and from Simmba he has been getting a major percentage of profit share. Kabir Khan’s 83 has a big profit percentage carved out for Ranveer. In fact, for all films going forward, Ranveer will have profit share chalked out for him. Only the big superstars of our times have been able to command this status and Ranveer has reached this place in just 8 years. It’s an incredible success story,” the source added.advertisementWhile there were reports doing the rounds that Ranveer would train under Kapil Dev himself, the actor had earlier revealed that they haven’t started working together yet. “I’m hoping to become his shadow. I will follow him wherever he goes and try to pick as much as possible from him. I hope to get some tips on bowling and batting from the man himself. I have never done this before. This will be a first for me, a unique process of spending time with the person I play on screen,” Ranveer had said.Ranveer has started training with one of the original team members from the 1983 winning team in Mumbai. Balwinder Singh Sandhu has been helping him master his strokes. In a recent interview, he said that he realises he must work harder on his bowling action. “Ballu sir, as we call him, is an amazing coach. I train with him for four hours everyday in Mumbai. I focus on my bowling and do a lot of physio. I’m doing better in batting because from my childhood, I’ve had a natural ability for it. I’m a good fielder too. But I need to work particularly hard on my bowling.”ALSO SEE | Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have eyes for only each other at Mumbai receptionALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone marries Ranveer Singh in Italylast_img read more

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