MLB World Reacts To Noah Syndergaard's Performance Tonight
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Noah Syndergaard made his second debut for the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
He did very well against the Miami Marlins conceding two runs in six innings.
However, fans aren't particularly impressed by the Deadline takeover.
One of the toughest throwers in the game before Tommy John underwent surgery
, "Thor" is no longer laying down the hammer with triple-digit heat.
His average fastball velocity, an electric 97.7 mph in 2019, dropped to 94.0 mph before Wednesday's start.
Per Statcast data, he tops out at 94.3 mph tonight. This allowed him six hits, including rookie J.J. Blade.
Two lineouts also went for triple-digit exit velocity.
Even on a good start, Phillies fans don't like what they're seeing from Syndergaard.
It didn't help that Syndergaard began his Phillips career conceding 11 hits and four runs for the Washington Nationals lineup, recalling Juan Soto and Josh Bell.
He has a 3.96 ERA this season, allowing 92 hits in 91 innings.
The 29-year-old has just 70 strikeouts, a dangerous dip for a former flamethrower to average at one strike per innings during his career.
Although no longer a major ace, Syndergaard can still be a useful mid-level starter for the Phillies.
Yet their six-match winning streak is in danger,
As they are closing in on Citizen Bank Park by NL Cy Young Award front-runner Sandy Alcantara.