Syndergaard (2-0) didn't factor into the decision in Friday's extra-inning win over the Braves, allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings while striking out six.
The right-hander produced his second quality start of the season, firing 70 of 103 pitches for strikes. Syndergaard's 3.29 ERA through 27.1 innings doesn't exactly look dominant, but his 39:5 K:BB ties him with Justin Verlander for fourth in the majors in strikeouts. He'll next take the mound Thursday in St. Louis.
Syndergaard allowed one unearned run on two hits and a walk across 5.1 innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Brewers. He struck out 11.
Syndergaard pounded the strike zone as he set a new season high in punchouts, but an elevated pitch count caused his removal with just one out in the sixth inning. He was dominant at times and put just three men on base, but a lack of early run support squandered his chance at earning his third win. Syndergaard will carry a rebounding 2.95 ERA and a stellar 13.9 K/9 into Friday's start against the Braves.
Syndergaard dealt with a blister during Monday's start, but said the issue was "irrelevant", Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Syndergaard claimed to be more worried about his hair flipping into his eyes. He was able to throw six innings with five strikeouts and just one earned run, so it sounds like he was right that it wasn't a big deal. It's good to hear that he doesn't think the blister was an issue, though blisters can last a long time for pitchers and have significant impacts. Rich Hill, Aaron Sanchez and Johnny Cueto all battled blisters last year and either missed time or saw their performance suffer. Given Syndergaard's lack of concern about this particular blister, it would be wrong to get too worried right away, but if reports of more blisters pop up over his next few starts, there's a chance his numbers could suffer.
After lasting just four innings in his last start against the Phillies, Syndergaard managed to navigate deeper into this one and was effective in doing so, limiting Miami to the one earned run in a winning effort. His 3.94 ERA might be a bit higher than fantasy owners may have expected through three starts but that shouldn't be cause for too much concern, as he posted a 2.60 mark in his last full season of work in 2016. Coming off an injury-shortened 2017 that saw him limited to just 30.1 innings, the only question with Syndergaard at this point is health. If he manages to stay on the field all season, he has the talent and upside of a fantasy ace and he's already got 22 strikeouts against just four walks in his first 16 innings of 2018.
Syndergaard allowed two runs on four hits and two walks across four innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Phillies. He struck out seven.
Syndergaard was sharp through the first two innings Wednesday -- allowing just one hit and striking out five of the eight batters he faced -- but things started to unravel in the third. He allowed a pair of runs on two hits and a walk while tossing 36 pitches in the third, and the 25-year-old was eventually pulled after tossing 92 pitches through four frames. While Thor now owns a lackluster 5.40 ERA through his first two starts (10 innings), he has struck out 17 batters and walked just two over that stretch. He'll look to pick things up as he heads into what will be an enticing two-start week for the ace (4/9 @MIA, 4/15 @MIL).
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