Los Angeles Dodgers’ Noah Syndergaard (31) became the losing pitcher in his first match against his former team, the New York Mets.
Syndergaard started in the match against the Mets held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 20th (Korean time) and recorded a loss with 5 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings.
Syndergaard, who made his big league debut with the Mets in 2015, played for the Mets until 2021 and played 121 games (718 innings) 47-31 with a 3.32 ERA over six seasons. He was loved by fans by throwing fastballs that exceeded 100 miles per hour (160.9 km). However, his velocity gradually began to decline, and last season he left the Mets to play for the Angels and Philadelphia. This season, he signed a contract with the Dodgers for 13 million dollars (approximately 17.3 billion won) for one year. His season performance is 4 games (22 innings), 3 losses and an earned run average of 4.91. 메이저사이트
American media SNY said, “Syndergaard, who left the Mets after obtaining FA qualification after the 2021 season, faced his own team for the first time. Syndergaard played six innings well in his fourth start of the season, but he was hit by a two-run home run by Brandon Nemo and eventually became the losing pitcher.”
“The Mets hitters were aggressive,” Syndergaard said. But I think I threw most of the balls I tried to throw well. I feel like today was the best day ever. I threw the ball freely and easily, and I didn’t pay much attention to my pitching form.”
Syndergaard, who met his former team for the first time, said he tried not to show too much emotion on the mound. “There were a lot of new players, but most of them were Nemo, Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, Thomas Nido, Drew Smith, who had the luxury of playing together in the past,” said Syndergaard. were colleagues. But today is just another day at the ballpark.”
The Mets have had a lot of new players since Syndergaard left, but it’s not just the Mets that have changed. Syndergaard’s best speed that day was only 93.3 miles (150.2 km). Compared to his peak of 102.1 mph (164.3 km) during his time with the Mets, he is down by nearly 10 miles (16.1 km). Syndergaard, whose velocity has been steadily declining recently, promised to throw 100 mph again in an interview during the spring camp, but his average four-seam velocity this season remains at 92.6 miles (149.0 km).