-- LOS ANGELES -- Top that, Bartolo Colon!
One day shy of the one-year anniversary of his major league debut, Noah Syndergaard became the second pitcher in franchise history to hit two home runs in a game as New York Mets pitchers continue to be lethal with their bats as well as their arms.
Syndergaard hit a solo homer in his first plate appearance, then hit a three-run shot his next trip to the plate against Los Angeles Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda and the Mets went on to a 4-3 win on Wednesday.
Syndergaard became the only pitcher in the majors with three home runs of 400 or more feet since he made his debut on May 12, 2015. Jake Arrieta ranks second with two. Syndergaard's homers on Wednesday went 407 and 400 feet.
It has been an eventful week for Mets pitchers. Colon, 42, on Saturday at San Diego became the oldest player in major league history to produce his first major league homer.
Mets pitchers are 6-for-15 with two doubles, three homers, seven RBIs and four runs scored during this turn of the rotation. The only weak link the past five days might be the best hitter: former college shortstop Jacob deGrom, who went 0-for-2 against the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Colon faces a tough task in trying to answer Syndergaard in Thursday's series finale. He will step into the batter's box against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
The only other pitcher in Mets history to hit two homers in a game was Walt Terrell, who did it against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Aug. 6, 1983. Terrell turned 58 on Wednesday.
Arizona's Micah Owings on Aug. 18, 2007, was the last pitcher with a two-homer game.
Only two major league pitchers have produced four-RBI games since the start of last season.
Ultimately, Syndergaard allowed two runs on six hits and one walk in eight innings. He struck out six.
He finished 2-for-4 with two strikeouts at the plate, although he twice ripped foul balls before fanning in the sixth.
Syndergaard improved to 3-2 with a 2.53 ERA. He departed at 95 pitches.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.