When I saw this tweet, I had to go back and make sure I wasn’t being bamboozled by some Twitter shapeshifter trying to pass off fake info. I still don’t understand how it is real, to be honest. Yes I realize that not every pitcher in the bigs is throwing 98 MPH. But between Thor not being the only starter than can hit 98 on the gun and teams having guys throwing straight cheddar out of the bullpen makes my brain hurt. This is the same guy that had Bobby Parnell throwing his lunch in the garbage during last year’s spring training. Now he is leading the most talented rotation in baseball as a couple of his teammates try to work through some issues with their stuff. At the age of 23. Crazy.
And having a pitcher this good throwing harder than 19 other teams COMBINED is the perfect storm for Mets fans. We are always terrified as it is. It’s why #MetsTwitter is the most entertaining and saddest support group on the internet. Building an entire team around power arms has one very specific downside that would cause any passionate fanbase to lose sleep at night. So to have those two linked up in one marriage is peak Mets.
We can all agree that a dude this nasty has to be repped with a great shirt, right?
And don’t forget that he rakes and is half of baseball’s dynamic duo
Plus a nice soft orange for the upcoming summer months