Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Post-Game 57 Thread: Syndergaard Sucks, Bullpen Follows Suit

Noah Syndergaard, pitching in today's game


The Dodgers took the field today against Washington hoping for a sweep. But by throwing Noah Syndergaard out there on the mound, there was no way that was going to happen, crystallized by Syndergaard's horrible outing (5.0 IP, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3 HR) and emphasized by bullpen failures from Brusdar Graterol (hit batsman and error preceding a three-run HR from Luis Garcia) and Phil Bickford (a two-run Keibert Ruiz HR, lofting Bickford's ERA to 6.92). With pitching this bad, there's no hope.

Syndergaard's ERA is 6.54 now and he's 1-4 on the year. I don't even know why that guy gets a start every five days. If he can't even beat the Nationals--seriously.

The Dodgers had some constructive moments offensively--Mookie Betts had two solo HR, and Will Smith had a home run as well. And we stole six bases (Chris Taylor 2; Freddie Freeman 2; Miguel Rojas 2). But we also went 2-for-14 with RISP, leaving 11 on base all game. With Max Muncy batting fifth and going 0-for-4 (and the bottom of our lineup just a black hole), it just shows that when we can't hit the home run, we are awful at moving players station to station.

We drop the final game of the series to the team with the worst record in the National League. And Friday, we get a real opponent in the visiting New York Yankees.

Go shake this shitshow off, Dodgers.


Steve Sax said...

Thursday 6/1: Dodgers are idle, but Colorado has a narrow 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth @ Arizona. Diamondbacks are 0.5 games back of the Dodgers.

Greg said...

You have to scroll way the phuck down just to see where the hell it is. I don't live in LA; keep your self indulgence to yourself and your surroundings. People move away from Socal to evade that type of behavior. Thanks.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, thanks for the feedback! I like the song but I agree with you that the autoplay is annoying as all get out. I've replaced it with a picture of Loudon. Thanks!

Steve Sax said...

However in bad news: Arizona scored two in the bottom of the ninth to win the game. The Snakes are now tied with the Dodgers for first place in the NL West.