Will The Slump End, and Will The Ball Leave Dade County When It Does?
I was just kidding on the first slide- the Marlins can’t sit Stanton against Noah Syndergaard. That anticipated what-if scenario of power meeting power has been too hyped up to avoid; ESPN’s David Schoenfield is far from alone in painting a pretty picture of what that would like.
I think that I can speak for everyone when I say, Stanton crushing a home run off of Syndergaard would be phenomenal. NASA and the International Space Station may get a front row seat to a ball going into orbit.
Of course, the reality is that Syndergaard has made Stanton look about as gentle as our rally cat thus far in his career. He’s never recorded a hit against him, to the point even contact is rare.
However, Syndergaard has that effect on a lot of batters. Stanton will need to find a way to be more efficient against the power righty if the Fish will have any chance of staying afloat against Thor.
Will that story change this series? Expect quite the reaction when it does.
Those are your stories for this series, Marlins fans. Let’s just hope that come Monday, we like the answers.