In his next start following his comment about Reid Detmers‘ no-hitter being a “real no-hitter,” Los Angeles Angels starter Noah Syndergaard had a rough go of things against the Texas Rangers, allowing six runs and not even making it out of the first inning.
On Tuesday night, he got a chance to face the Rangers again, this time at Angel Stadium.
And he did more than make up for his clunker of a start in Texas, throwing eight innings of one-run ball.
His manager, Joe Maddon, commented on his performance and had some high praise, as seen in the tweet below.
Joe Maddon on Noah Syndergaard: “He wanted to prove a point after the last start against these guys. I thought he was outstanding.”
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) May 25, 2022
There’s no doubt that what Maddon is saying is true.
Syndergaard is a competitor and wanted another crack at the Rangers after a bad outing.
This time, he delivered and did what he wanted to do, which was prove a point, both to himself and the Rangers.
And he certainly proved his point.
Syndergaard was on a mission and got his redemption, dominating the Rangers over eight innings.
This is really all you can ask for out of a starter if you’re a manager.
When a pitcher has a bad outing, it sticks with him, and he goes over all the little things he needs to improve on for his next start.
If anybody didn’t notice, Syndergaard was able to work past his troubles and figure out a way to dominate after his bad start.
This is what the Angels brought Syndergaard in for.
When healthy, he’s a guy that can give you innings and pitch like an ace.