‘Thor’ Noah Syndergaard (LA Dodgers), who had a reason for his extreme sluggishness, was eventually registered on the injured list (IL).메이저놀이터
‘MLB.com’ reported on the 9th (Korean time), “Los Angeles Dodgers Noah Syndergaard was registered on the injured list with a blister on his right hand.” As he was registered on the injured list for 15 days instead of 10 days, it is difficult to estimate when he will return.
Syndergaard, who returned from Tommy John surgery and pitched in two games and had an average ERA of 9.00 with one loss, rejected the New York Mets’ Qualifying Offer (QO) after the 2021 season and moved to the Los Angeles Angels, aiming for the FA jackpot. Syndergaard did not seem to have a win and a kite at the Angels, but he showed a good 5-8 ERA with a 3.83 ERA and transferred to the Philadelphia Phillies ahead of the trade deadline.
In Philadelphia, the average ERA (4.12) was higher than that of the Angels, but with the help of other lines, he recorded 5 wins and 2 losses, and finished the season with a 10-10 ERA of 3.94 in the 2021 season. However, Syndergaard could not achieve his dream of becoming a ‘big hit’. After the season, not many clubs were looking for him, and Syndergaard signed a one-year, $13 million (approximately 16.8 billion won) contract with the Dodgers, aiming for a rebound.
But Syndergaard is having the worst season of his career this year. Starting with the Tampa Bay race on the 27th of last month, he sortied against relatively weak teams such as the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds, but suffered sluggishness with more than 5 runs in the last three games in a row. His performance this season was 1 win, 4 losses and an average ERA of 7 in 12 games.
The cause of the sluggishness is rather clear. He lost the appearance of throwing a huge ball for 100 miles (about 161 km) in the past. This is because his fastball average velocity has declined noticeably since undergoing Tommy John surgery. The aftermath of major surgery was also behind his drop in speed, but the blisters on his fingers that had plagued Syndergaard all season also played a part. As a result, he was placed on the injured list after the last 8 against Cincinnati.
According to ‘MLB.com’, manager Dave Roberts said, “As Syndergaard said, I think the physical, mental and emotional parts were hit.” “Syndergaard has to reset to get out of this situation. “I think I was desperate to get back to being able to throw 100 miles. I hope this opportunity will clarify who I am as a pitcher.”
Syndergaard’s self-confidence has been rocked by a run of sluggishness all season. “I don’t have a lot of positive feelings right now when I think about pitching,” Syndergaard said in late May. “It’s not like it used to be after a setback on the way back from Tommy John surgery. I’m not good enough right now to fight well against a team like Tampa Bay.” It’s not enough,” he blamed himself.
He was placed on the 15-day injured list, but a timeline for Syndergaard’s return is undecided. ‘MLB.com’ said, “Coach Roberts expects Syndergaard to return in the second half.” Syndergaard has been dislodged from the ranks, but there is good news. ‘Ace’ missed due to hamstring injury
It remains to be seen if Syndergaard, who has been struggling with repeated failures despite the dream of becoming a ‘FA jackpot’, will be able to regain his past 100 mile throw.