LAD Syndergaard placed on 15-day disabled list after ‘poor 3-game ERA of 10.93’

Noah “Thor” Syndergaard (31-LA Dodgers) has been placed on the disabled list.

“Syndergaard was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his right index finger,”, ESPN, and others reported on Aug. 8.

Syndergaard made a start against the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 8, giving up six runs on seven hits, two homers, three walks and six strikeouts in 메이저놀이터 three innings. The start fell apart early, and despite three home runs from the bats, the Dodgers fell to 6-8 in the loss, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Syndergaard has been in an extreme slump as of late. He had allowed five or more runs in three straight games leading up to this one, including six runs in six innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 27 and five runs in five innings against the Washington Nationals on May 31. His ERA over the last three games is 10.93 (17 runs in 14 innings). His season ERA is now up to 7.16.

Syndergaard made his major league debut in 2015 with the New York Mets, going 9-7 with a 3.24 ERA and earning the nickname “Thor” for his golden locks and hard-hitting fastball. After his best season as a sophomore in 2016, when he went 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA, Syndergaard was limited to seven games in 2017 due to injury, but the following year, in 2018, he went 13-4 with a 3.30 ERA and formed one of the league’s best one-two punchers with Jacob deGrom (now with the Texas Rangers).

However, Syndergaard’s career took a downward spiral when he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2020. After returning for the second half of the 2021 season, Syndergaard pitched two games and allowed two earned runs in two innings before turning down a qualifying offer from the Mets and signing a one-year, $21 million deal with the Angels after the season.

Last year, Syndergaard went 5-8 with a 3.83 ERA in 15 appearances for the Angels before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in August, where he went 5-2 with a 4.12 ERA in 10 starts. He finished the season with a 10-10 record and a 3.94 ERA, his first double-digit win season in three years, but it didn’t quite live up to the hype.

Syndergaard signed a one-year, $13 million deal with the Dodgers before the season. There were other teams that offered him more money and a bigger contract, but he opted to stay in free agency, which is proving to be the wrong choice so far. In 12 starts this season, Syndergaard is 1-4 with a 7.16 ERA, and to make matters worse, he’s dealing with a blistered finger.

The Dodgers called up Taylor Scott, 31, to replace Syndergaard. Scott, who signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers prior to the season, had pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts against the New York Yankees on April 4.

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