The Dodgers aim for a longer start in Noah Syndergaard vs. With a game of cards

With injuries depleting the starting rotation and innings piling up in their bullpen, the Los Angeles Dodgers he has to handle starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard right

Syndergaard (1-3, 5.94 ERA) has been limited to a total of five innings over his last two starts due to a blister. THE Dodgers would like the right-hander to work deeper in Saturday’s road game against the St. Louis Cardinals

Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts pulled Syndergaard after four innings in his last start — a 9-8, 12-inning win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.

“We’re just trying to get some health with Noah,” Roberts said, explaining his decision to remove Syndergaard after just 59 pitches. “So we’ll see how he comes out of it and try not to push him. He only threw 20 pitches in two weeks, so I felt like I got to 60, his stuff started to wear off. and he wasn’t as sharp.

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“I think it’s just layered everything: what he’s pitched the last two weeks; what he’s given us; and what his stuff, in my eyes, has started to do. There were some tough outings last time, so I’m still trying to win a baseball game.”

Syndergaard came out of the Twins game without a finger injury, keeping him on track to start Saturday against St. Louis.

His only win this season came against cardinals on April 30. He allowed three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings as the Dodgers won 6-3

Syndergaard is 3-3 with a 4.22 ERA in seven career starts cardinals

St. Louis won the opener of the four-game series 16-8 on Thursday night, and the Dodgers They responded with a 5-0 win on Friday, their eighth win in their last 10 games

THE cardinals Miles Mikolas (2-1, 4.91) starts on Saturday. The right-hander has allowed 17 runs in 14 1/3 innings over his first three starts this season and has allowed just 10 earned runs in 33 1/3 innings over his last six starts.

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Mikolas’ return to form in 2022 is one factor cardinals‘ turnaround from their disastrous 10-24 start. THE cardinals He had won nine of 11 games before losing on Friday

“Despite the bad start, the talent is there,” Mikolas told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “We’re a very good baseball team. Having a good road trip helps us get big wins, especially late in games, and show we’ve got what it takes when the game is on the line.”

Mikolas is 1-3 with a 4.35 ERA in six games against the team Dodgersincluding three launches

THE cardinals could get infielder/outfielder Tommy Edman back in the lineup on Saturday. He left Thursday’s game with abdominal pain after a collision with teammate Lars Noorbaar in the outfield, and only served at bat in Friday’s game. He struck out swinging in the eighth inning

THE Dodgers they dealt with their bullpen in the middle of the series, promoting Tyler Cyr from Triple-A Oklahoma City and demoting Andre Jackson. Cyr closed out the ninth inning on Friday

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— Field Level Media