Mark Simon ESPN Staff
The Cardinals forced Noah Syndergaard to throw 115 pitches in Tuesday's loss and though his fastball velocity matched his season average (98 mph), his 64 percent fastball strike rate was his third-lowest of 2016. In fact, his three lowest fastball strike rates have come in his last three starts. Manager Terry Collins didn't know why Syndergaard was having pitch-count issues. "If we knew, we'd address it," he said. Collins did say Syndergaard was working with pitching coach Dan Warthen on one pitch grip, but didn't specify which pitch.