Tag: Noah Syndergaard

Aug 10

Bartolo Colon: About Yesterday Afternoon (8/9)

Fly ball to Michael Conforto. Fly ball to Yoenis Cespedes. Grounder to Lucas Duda. Sharp grounder past Daniel Murphy by Richie Shaffer. Fly ball to Conforto. Pop up to Duda. Fly ball to Kelly Johnson. Sharp grounder past Wilmer Flores by Shaffer. Long double by John Jaso. Fly ball. Pop up. Home run by Shaffer. …

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Aug 09

Noah Syndergaard: About Last Night (8/8)

For all the good we’ve seen from Noah Syndergaard lately (in his previous seven starts, he’s allowed 31 hits in 50 innings while striking out 52!), last night, particularly that long first inning was a little hard to process. Wait a minute. The team gave you a 3-0 lead. What’s happening here? Grady Sizemore happened. …

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Aug 09

MLB Daily Heat Check, Sunday August 9

Here you’ll find information regarding the pitchers that light up the radar gun each and every night. I’ve listed for both starters and relievers the top average pitch velocity with a heading for type. It doesn’t equate to quality of an outing or take into consideration the end result of the pitch (sometimes really, really …

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Aug 03

Noah Syndergaard: About Last Night

A perfect sequence as to why Noah Syndergaard is going to be a dangerous pitcher in this league (as if he’s not there already): in the fourth inning, facing Ryan Zimmerman, he starts him off with a breaking ball away, then busts him up and in with a fastball at 97. Zimmerman was bailing. 100-mph …

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Aug 01

Matt Harvey: About Last Night

When Matt Harvey is at his best, nights like Friday night almost look easy. He was lighting it up on the radar gun, retiring the first 16 batters of the night before allowing a Jose Lobaton single in the sixth. Two days after Noah Syndergaard carried a perfect game into the seventh against the Padres, …

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Jul 29

Syndergaard Throws Really, Really Fast Again

The one thing I like about Noah Syndergaard is that for a kid with an explosive fastball he throws a good many curveballs and changeups. It’s sort of refreshing. It reminds me of high school when we could throw fastballs and curveballs all day long and still win a game 8-1. Well, not me. I …

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Jul 22

Syndergaard: Outside, Rarely Looking In

It took me a while, but I finally built out my PITCHf/x database. Well, to be entirely accurate, I finally took a few minutes to refresh my PITCHf/x database with the current season’s data, and I sit here both proud and ashamed that it only took four months to do so. In truth, with all …

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Jul 11

Syndergaard Drops Thor’s Hammer on Arizona

I know everyone is quick to anoint Joc Pederson or Kris Bryant the eventual NL Rookie of the Year winner. Pederson has 20 home runs, makes highlight worthy catches, and certainly has Vin Scully’s support. Bryant has been the talk of baseball since the season started, has been worth nearly 3.5 wins (fWAR), and looks …

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Jul 09

Score Four and One Home Run Ago: Mets Win!

When I was in high school, I thought my life could only be made complete with an official Dwight Gooden jersey. The jersey had to be the road grays, and of course it had to have that sweet Mets logo on the left sleeve. I won’t bore you with an ode to jerseys, so this …

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Jun 15

Dillon Gee Had a Bad Time

Since 2010, the Mets starting pitching has been better than you might think for a team that hasn’t finished above .500 once in that time and has a cumulative record of 416-457, including the current season. In terms of fWAR, the Mets rank sixth in the NL since the beginning of 2010 and the team’s …

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