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Dodgers Fans Don’t Expect Noah Syndergaard to Throw Another Pitch For Los Angeles

The Dodgers placed RHP Noah Syndergaard on the 15-day injured list on Thursday with a blister on his right index finger. Syndergaard has been dealing with the blister all year long, and the Dodgers felt like it was finally time to give him a reset on the IL.

Obviously the blister was just a part of the problem, but the overarching issue was Syndergaard has just been unable to pitch at an even slightly decent level.

Through 12 starts, he was 1-4 with a 7.16 ERA, and the Dodgers were 4-8 in games he started. It was clearly time for a change, but rather than designating him for assignment, the Dodgers are hoping a break on the injured list helps him get right.

Over on our Twitter, we asked Dodger fans if they expect Syndergaard to pitch again for the team this season. A majority of them don’t expect to see him out there again.

Of the nearly 3,000 fans that voted, 76.5 percent of them said they do not expect Syndergaard to throw another pitch for the Dodgers again this season.

Here were some of their responses:

But there was still nearly 24 percent of Dodger fans who do think he’ll pitch again for LA. Here’s what some of them had to say:

To be fair, a majority of the comments were along the lines of “I hope not,” but many fans feared the Dodgers would try to send him out there again at some point. We’ll have to see how long he’s on this injured list break, and if they think he’ll be able to contribute when it’s all said and done.

Do you think Syndergaard will pitch again for the Dodgers this season? Sound off in the comments below!

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Associate Staff Writer for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan since he was a kid, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin — but Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman are very quickly making a case to be on that list.


  1. I think that if the Dodgers believe he still has something to offer, they should: 1) Give him 2-3 starts in OKC; 2) Give him a try at relief in OKC; 3)If they still want to bring him up, use a LH designated starter for an inning or two, then try him out against a primarily RH line up. He may still be able to eat up some desperately needed innings for us.

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