Syndergaard Sharp Again, K’s Nine In Five Strong Innings

Well, Thor just continues to make his case to be our mid-season #1 prospect (hint-hint) as he posted another strong pitching performance today. He lasted five innings against the Trenton Thunder, and ran up his pitch count with nine strikeouts. He left the game after 93 pitches thrown — 67 of them for strikes — and was in control the entire game. His only blemish all game was a lead-off home run to Ramon Flores. He settled down immediately after that – striking out three in a row to end the first.

Syndergaard would go on to allow just three hits and two walks over the next four innings, while striking out six batters. He could probably have dominated for another two innings or so the way he was going, but alas, pitch counts… It would make zero sense to allow a top prospect who is sitll the minors to break the 100-pitch marker with consistency anyway.

Syndergaard’s final line was 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 HR, 2 BB, 9 K, 67:26 S:B ratio

Honestly, the young Noah Syndergaard has made the step-up from St. Lucie to Binghamton — which is notoriously a tough move — and seems to have not even been affected… it’s ridiculous.