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Dodgers Not Ready to Make Decision on Noah Syndergaard Just Yet

Noah Syndergaard lasted just one inning before a cut opened up on his right pointer finger and made things a little too bloody for him to pitch. In the days since his brief appearance, the right-hander has thrown daily and will face his biggest test yet on Saturday, according to Dave Roberts.

Syndergaard will put some properly applied Dermabond — a liquid banage agent — to the test during a bullpen session Saturday afternoon. His next step will come into the picture from there.

“Watching him play catch (Friday), he was ripping it. (Saturday) is going to be a really big day for him.”

When Syndergaard was asked about his finger last Tuesday, he didn’t seem overly concerned about potentially missing his next start. If everything goes according to plan, the veteran would make his next start on Monday against the visiting Minnesota Twins.

Old Friends Coming to Town

When the Twins come to town, a few familiar faces will be back in Los Angeles. 2022 trade deadline acquisition Joey Gallo makes his return and might face a few boo birds, for the most part shouldn’t expect too much reaction.

Former 8th round draft pick by the Dodgers, Kyle Farmer visits the ballpark once again — he’s been back a few times as a visitor with the Reds. 6th round pick Brock Stewart also comes to town, pitching at the big league level for the first time since 2019.

But the big one coming home to Dodger Stadium is long time fan favorite Kenta Maeda. The pitcher is on the 15-day injured list with a triceps injury but hopefully the team finds a way to get him on the video board for a warm welcome from fans. Maeda-san was traded to the Twins for Brusdar Graterol in February 2020.

Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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