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Miami Marlins vs. Noah Syndergaard (7.20 ERA), Philadelphia Phillies

That ERA for Syndergaard isn't his overall ERA for the season, which sits at 4.02, but it is his ERA with the Philadelphia Phillies after his first start with the team went terribly. The Miami Marlins aren't a team that you would usually target for offense, but against a struggling Syndergaard, they may be one of the best bets on this slate to get the win. That stems from the fact that they have Sandy Alcantara on the mound for them, who is the favorite for NL Cy Young right now. He will limit the Philly offense, and it will be up to Miami to put up some runs here against a guy that has fallen on tough times as of late. Syndergaard's time with the Angels was a failure, and so far, it appears his days as a dominant pitcher in this league are behind him.

In his last start, Syndergaard allowed four earned runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out two across five innings of work to earn the win against the Nationals. He managed only seven swinging strikes on 79 total pitches against a poor Nationals lineup. He avoided a completely disastrous debut by getting out of several jams. However, I will give credit where it is due here. Despite racking up only 66 strikeouts across 85 innings, Syndergaard has allowed three or fewer earned runs in 12 of his 16 starts, which has resulted in his 4.02 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. I just feel like eventually his luck is going to run out, and it could be any day.

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