The Philadelphia Phillies played their part in this year’s trade deadline with the acquisition of Noah Syndergaard. They picked up the starting pitcher from the Los Angeles Angels and gave up two minor league outfielders. He’ll be looking to give Philadelphia a boost in their rotation for the final month of the season.
“The Philadelphia Phillies are finalizing a deal to acquire right-hander Noah Syndergaard from the Los Angeles Angels, sources tell ESPN.” -Jeff Passan
Despite being some of the craziest of sports, Philadelphia fans gave Syndergaard a warm welcome. This could be because Syndergaard spent his early years in MLB in a uniform with the New York Mets, the Phillies’ main rival. However, he will also be a great addition to their rotation.
Even TV star Rob McElhenney tweeted a warm welcome to Syndergaard. McElhenney is best known for playing Mac on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He’s also from Philadelphia, so his support comes naturally.
“Darling @Noahsyndergaard I feel like I can call you @Noahsyndergaard because you and I are so alike. I know I can’t throw as fast as you, but I think you’d be impressed with my speed. I like your hair. Welcome to Philadelphia.” — Rob McElhenney
McElhenny is known to be a prankster both on TV and in real life and it was nice to see him fooling around and welcoming Syndergaard.
Let’s take a look at Noah Syndergaard’s career and what the Phillies can expect.
Insights into the career of Noah Syndergaard
Ahead of this season, Noah Syndergaard backed himself and signed a one-year, $21 million deal with the Angels. Players do this in hopes of performing well and then earning a big deal in the next off-season. So far, Syndergaard is proving to be a solid shooter in this league.
Through 15 starts with the Los Angeles Angels, Syndergaard has a 3.83 ERA and 64 strikeouts. Although his record is only 5-8, that’s mainly because the Angels have played poorly this season. The numbers Syndergaard has provided so far have been very respectable, and the Phillies will definitely benefit from them.
“Remember when Noah Syndergaard stole Phillie Phanatic’s ATV? They’re teammates now” – Pickswise
It will be very interesting to see how his tenure at Philadelphia unfolds, especially since he is set to face the Mets. Syndergaard did not leave New York on good terms. Now he’s with a division rival so things could get choppy.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/baseball/news-i-like-hair-welcome-philadelphia-it-s-always-sunny-philadelphia-star-rob-mcelhenney-gives-noah-syndergaard-warm-welcome-city-brotherly-love?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “I like your hair. Welcome to Philadelphia”