Noah Syndergaard Pitched Hard Enough to Brand His Catcher

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Sure, Noah Syndergaard looks enough like Thor/Vincent D'Onofrio in Adventures in Babysitting that he's nicknamed after the famous Norse god of thunder, and yes, he has added a nasty slider that he throws as hard as some pitchers chuck fastballs. But really, how hard can that be? 

Apparently, it was hard enough to brand Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki's cross to his chest. According to reporter Steve Gelbs, one of the pitches Plawecki used his body to block was so hard that he was left with a reminder of just who he was catching for. So that's pretty terrifying and incredibly badass.