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Rise and Phight: 8/5/2022

An electric start for Syndergaard

Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

During last night’s start, the shortcomings were on display for Noah Syndergaard more often than the strengths, which shouldn’t be a surprise. His stuff isn’t overpowering anymore, that we know. What you may have forgotten about is that he struggles holding runners on. That should’ve been evidenced by Maikel Franco stealing second base.

It shouldn’t be a surprise because he’s only been with the team for three days. Undoubtedly, he’ll work with Caleb Cotham and the catchers to develop a better attack plan for hitters, as well as benefit from more luck from the BABIP gods. It should be fine moving forward.

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