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Noah Syndergaard Newsbeat

Friday, May 06, 2016

Exposed Syndergaard at fork: ‘Blockhead’ move or risky tweak? | New York Post

Ignoring the problem — for fear of disrupting his mechanics — shouldn’t be an option, according to former Mets pitcher Bob Ojeda.

“That would be a blockhead approach — not a good approach,” Ojeda told The Post in a phone interview. “Believe me, there are guys who have that mentality. I hope he doesn’t, because every base hit, every walk cannot be a double. You’re not going to win.

“You are going to throw some great games and you are going to lose 3-2, 2-1, 4-3. He will be a very good losing pitcher. It’s very similar to a golfer: I can drive the ball good, I can hit great irons, but if I can’t putt I’m not worth anything. So you have to make adjustments if you want to be a winner and I think that’s what most guys want to be.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 06, 2016 at 07:04 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, noah syndergaard

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fehr (BLS): Noah Syndergaard Tours New York City as Thor

Thor could crush somebody in Times Square and he wouldn’t lose fans.

The Mets flamethrower has teamed up with SportsNet New York for a segment where he hits the street of New York City dressed as Thor.

JEe (Jason) Posted: April 27, 2016 at 07:05 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, new york, noah syndergaard, thor

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Noah Syndergaard throws so hard he branded his catcher’s chest | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

Maybe he should take off his necklace in the future.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 19, 2016 at 09:12 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, kevin plawecki, noah syndergaard

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Syndergaard, Fernandez fastballs harder to hit | MLB.com

Perceived Velocity is a great addition for our understanding of the game.

That Syndergaard appears is hardly a shock—after all, he lit up radar guns in his first start this year and his 97.4 mph average fastball led starting pitchers in 2015. Of course, he’s also listed as 6-foot-6, and his extension of just under 7 feet was third among starters, behind only Michael Wacha and John Lamb. That helped his perceived velocity look like 98.4 mph, because a hard pitch thrown from closer to the plate will, of course, seem harder.

Fernandez’s return from Tommy John surgery couldn’t have gone better, as his 96.4 mph four-seamer was the fourth-hardest of any starter, behind Syndergaard, Eovaldi, and Yordano Ventura. His extension of 6 1/2 feet isn’t quite what Syndergaard gets, but it’s still above average, and that combination is how his plate time is just under four-tenths of a second. Good luck trying to hit that.
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It may not sound like much of a difference between elite and below-average. In real-world terms, it may not be much. But in baseball terms, that fraction of a second can mean everything. Scientific studies have shown that it takes, at best, 0.215 seconds for a hitter to look, think, decide and act—that’s begin to swing, not fully swing—which is more than half the time the ball is actually in the air against baseball’s best. Seconds, or more accurately, tiny fractions of a second, count for a lot.I

Jim Furtado Posted: April 12, 2016 at 06:09 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: noah syndergaard, pitching, statcast

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

‘No man alive’ could hit these three Noah Syndergaard pitches | New York Post

Syndergaard is pretty, pretty good.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 06, 2016 at 07:08 AM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, noah syndergaard

Sunday, February 28, 2016

metsKlapisch: Mets playing it safe with Syndergaard - Sports - NorthJersey.com

Don’t think the possibility hasn’t crossed Syndergaard’s mind. All he has to do is look down the row of lockers next to him and see that Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler all have undergone reconstructive surgery. And Syndergaard throws harder than any of them.

I asked Syndergaard whether he was worried about becoming the next Tommy John surgery victim. It was obvious the thought had already occurred to him.

“Everyone is afraid of it. You don’t want to lose a whole season,” Syndergaard said. “But a part of me wants to believe [surgery] can be prevented.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 28, 2016 at 09:52 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, noah syndergaard, tommy john surgery

Sunday, December 27, 2015

It’s a Bartolo Colon Christmas at Noah Syndergaard’s house - NY Daily News

Noah is happy to have Big Sexy back.

The "Big Sexy" shirts were quite the hit. Glad to have the big man back this year. Merry Christmas to all! #bartolo

A photo posted by Noah Syndergaard (@nsyndergaard) on

Jim Furtado Posted: December 27, 2015 at 07:49 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: bartolo colon, mets, noah syndergaard

 

 

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