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On paper, it is powerful, but in reality it isn't overpowering anyone right now. It's true that his velocity has dipped a hair during the last few weeks, but we're talking the difference of throwing MPH. He threw his hardest on April 20 and got a lot of swings and misses with his fastball.
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However, two starts prior against the Marlins, he threw roughly as hard and had his lowest swing-and-miss total of the season. It's possible hitters are being more selective and connecting on quality strikes. However, that's hard to believe when considering how dominant and effective Noah has been in the past.
In rewatching the third inning, which is when he walked in a run with the bases loaded, it's clear as a day that Syndergaard was aiming the ball, which -- if you've ever pitched in a baseball game you know -- will make a fastball less sharp, slightly wild and dip in speed.
Syndergaard told reporters that, while it's possible he could be telegraphing his fastball a bit in advance of throwing, he believes his issue is more in his brain than his hand Therefore, in my opinion, the solution to this issue actually has less to do with Syndergaard and more to do with the unacceptable catching duo being asked to lead this staff.
Travis d'Arnaud caught his last game April 8 before having Tommy John surgery. His backup, Kevin Plawecki, caught his last game April 11 and is currently nursing breaking a bone in his hand.
In games started by d'Arnaud and Plawecki, the Mets were to start the season and their pitching staff had a 2. On the other hand, in games played with Nido and Lobaton behind the plate, the Mets are and the pitching staff has a 5.
I don't think that has any effect. I have talked to people in the team's clubhouse and feel confident when saying there are moments every game when the pitching staff lacks faith in the current catching duo, because it's not as simple as game prep and scouting reports.
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For instance, if an established, usually-successful big-league pitcher feels comfortable against a specific lineup, if he has all of his pitches working and he's in command, anyone could be behind the plate and that guy could be successful. It's just taking a good at-bat. The home run to left field is the moment that stands out, though, because of how he kept his head down, shoulder tucked, eyes on the ball and swing level.
It was classic Gonzalez, who is the all-time home run leader at Petco Park. Gonzalez had played 17 of the team's last 22 games starting at first base, which is probably too much to ask of a year-old veteran who has been battling a bad back for the last 18 months. Gonzalez looked to be full of life Sunday, though.
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It could be because of the nice, warm day in San Diego when surrounded by family. But, it probably has more to do with getting back-to-back days off. The team is off Monday, which means he will have had three of the last four days to chill before their next game.
Bruce told reporters when he re-signed with the Mets this past winter that he didn't expect to get time at first base unless it was an emergency situation. I don't know that's going to be consistently this year, but I think that he's aware. Bruce entered this season having played just 15 games at first base during his career, 11 of which occurred last season with the Mets and Indians. I'm here for the team. Whoever is at first base, like when Wilmer Flores is in there, I'll be rooting for him.
To me, it's all about the team not one individual guy. However, when a left-handed starting pitcher is on the mound -- such as Tuesday night Sean Newcomb or next Sunday Kyle Freeland -- Bruce can start at first and Lagares can start in center, or Flores can start at first base and Bruce can remain in the outfield.