It’s safe to say that Noah Syndergaard has not been himself for quite some time.
Injuries and inconsistencies have plagued him since his time with the New York Mets.
On Wednesday, he took the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they faced off against the slumping Washington Nationals.
Though Syndergaard is currently healthy, he certainly did not pitch well against the Nats.
The Dodgers right-hander made it through five innings, but allowed five runs on seven hits.
After his rough start, the veteran right-hander gave a blunt assessment of his performance and made clear that he would do anything to be his old self again,
Noah Syndergaard is going through it right now pic.twitter.com/MjF3gADtRW
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 31, 2023
Syndergaard was certainly blunt about his performance, and it’s safe to say that he is quite frustrated with the way things have gone as of late.
In his first 11 starts with the Dodgers, the 30-year-old is 1-4 with a miserable 6.54 ERA over 52.1 innings of work.
He also has managed to strike out just 35 batters.
Syndergaard’s best season to date came in 2016 while he was still a member of the Mets.
That year, he won 14 games and posted an ERA of 2.60.
He bounced back from an injury-plagued 2021 with a 10-win season last year and posted a 3.94 ERA.
However, 2023 has not been kind to the veteran right-hander, and it’s clear that he is willing to do anything and everything just to get back to where he once was, though he was likely exaggerating a bit with this statement.
Still, Syndergaard is not himself and hasn’t been for quite some time.NEXT: Freddie Freeman Is On An Impressive Hot Streak