March 3, 2021

Mets’ Noah Syndergaard already dominating thanks to new drills (New York Post)


PORT ST. LUCIE — The results were fantastic for Noah Syndergaard on Wednesday against the Astros at Clover Park.

It was the work earlier in the week, though, that made all the difference.

Syndergaard went to the 10-pack pitching mounds several days to work on his balance with pitching coaches Jeremy Hefner and Jeremy Accardo.

In these drills, observed by The Post, Syndergaard did not throw a pitch. The session was balance oriented.

“I’m trying to lead with my hips to get some leverage and momentum down the mound,” Syndergaard told The Post of the drills. “There are different ways to attack it.’’

At one point Syndergaard sat on the turf to stretch out his right hip to get even more flexibility for the drill. This is the kind of work that pays off in the spring. A pitcher makes an adjustment, has good results with those adjustments and that carries him through for even more success.

Syndergaard is attempting to become less mechanical in his delivery and, in his own words, just let it rip.

When you lead with your hips like that, there is less stress on your arm. You are using your lower half, and when you are a sculpted 6-foot-6, 240 pounds, there is a lot of…

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