This year has been a tumultuous year for Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets.

On Sunday it took another strange turn as the pitcher struggled to get through five innings against the Philadelphia Phillies. According to Syndergaard it is all his catcher’s fault.

The right-hander was apparently “livid” with the team forcing him to throw to catcher Wilson Ramos on Sunday.

Syndergaard has expressed his displeasure with Ramos to the Mets’ front office on several occasions this season, but it came to a head over the weekend when the pitching ace found out he would be caught by Ramos again. The 27-year old hurler told manager Mickey Callaway and pitching strategist Jeremy Accardo days before Sunday’s outing that he was not pleased with the pairing.

He later met with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen to talk about the matter, but nothing came of it and Ramos was behind the dish with Syndergaard on the bump on Sunday.

"Noah understands that I'm going to make the lineup out and he's going to go out there and compete for the team," Callaway told SNY. "We're going to continue to put the best players on the field at all times."

Of the three catchers on the Mets’ roster, Ramos is far and away the better hitter. He currently has a .794 OPS with 14 home runs this campaign and recently had a 26-game hitting streak ended.

However, Syndergaard seems to feel a lot more comfortable having Tomas Nido or Rene Rivera catching him.

Over 22 career games with Nido catching Thor, Syndergaard has a 2.17 ERA. With Rivera behind the plate for 29 games, Syndergaard has an ERA of 2.52. Pretty good numbers but if you look at it when Ramos is behind the plate, in 15 outings it balloons to 5.09.

There is nothing personal between Syndergaard and Ramos, it is simply the pitcher viewing Nido and Rivera as what is best for his performance that will give the Mets the best chance at winning.

It has been a frustrating past 12-months for Syndergaard and the Mets. Along with the frustration over who is catching him, Syndergaard was used as trade bait during the offseason and prior to the deadline this past July.