The colors and the name across the chest were new. The long blonde hair on the 6' 6" frame was all too familiar. Former New York Mets right-handed pitcher, Noah Syndergaard threw his first regular season pitches for his new team on Saturday. He wore number 34, like he did with the Mets. However, an Angels player had not worn that number in 13 years, exactly.
To no one’s surprise, Justin Verlander was unanimously voted this year’s AL Cy Young Award winner, the first time the 28-year-old Detroit Tigers’ ace has earned the honor.