Noah Syndergaard took the mound for his second spring training start after dismissing concerns about routinely touching 100 MPH in his first start.
While Syndergaard only hit 100 MPH twice on Saturday against the Marlins, he did look sharp. In 3 IP, he allowed one run with 4 K. He threw 44 pitches, 30 of which for strikes.
"My first outing there was a lot of adrenaline and just kind went out there and kind of went after it," Syndergaard said. "This time was more structured, more use my brain a little bit more than going out there and throwing. More pitching."
Syndergaard's one earned run came in the first inning as a direct result to walking the leadoff hitter, Braxton Lee. A few batters later, Lee came around to score on a Justin Bour single, that deflected off Syndergaard.
"I was working on my delivery, staying close, leading on my hip more, using my legs," Syndergaard said. "As you can say it was more strategic throwing out there. I felt really clear-minded and stick to my game plan."
After Bour's RBI single, Syndergaard retired the final seven batters he faced, beginning with striking out Marlins top prospect Lewis Brinson.