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Marcus Stroman | Starting Pitcher | #6

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Duke
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (22) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Marcus Stroman surrendered two runs in four innings and took a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
Both runs came in his final inning -- he served up a solo homer to Aaron Judge, then allowed an RBI single to Starlin Castro. The out-of-contention Blue Jays didn't see the need to push Stroman too far in his final outing of the season. He emerged as a legitimate top-of-the-rotation starting pitcher this year, registering a fine 3.09 ERA along with his 13-9 record in 33 starts. He garnered 164 strikeouts against 62 walks in 201 innings. Sep 30 - 4:17 PM

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Marcus Stroman struggled with his control on Sunday with four walks, but still earned the win against the Yankees.

Stroman didn't have his best stuff or command today, but it was good enough. He allowed three earned runs, gave up five hits and walked two. Even with the Blue Jays struggles in 2017, Stroman has been mostly exceptional, with a strong 3.06 ERA and 162 strikeouts in nearly 198 innings. He'll get one more start in 2017 when Toronto faces the Yankees again on Saturday.
Sep 24 - 5:27 PM

Marcus Stroman held the Royals to one run in seven innings to win Tuesday.

It[s the first win for Stroman in a month. Stroman has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 22 of his 31 starts this season. He deserves better than a 12-8 record to go with his 3.01 ERA.
Sep 19 - 10:01 PM

Marcus Stroman allowed two runs -- both unearned -- in six innings and was charged with a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

He notched seven strikeouts while surrendering six hits and three walks. Both runs came in the first inning following a throwing error by third baseman Josh Donaldson. Stroman recovered from the rough first frame to rattle off another five shutout innings but his teammates didn't provide much in the way of run support. His record drops to 11-8 with an excellent 3.08 ERA in 30 starts.
Sep 13 - 10:34 PM

Marcus Stroman was done in by one bad pitch on Friday, surrendering four runs on six hits over his six innings of work in a losing effort.

Stroman walked one and punched out six in the contest. The one pitch that got him was a grand slam by Nick Castellanos in the third inning that did all of the damage. The right-hander will carry a 3.18 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Orioles.
Sep 8 - 9:57 PM

Marcus Stroman (elbow) will start Friday's series opener against the Tigers.

Stroman suffered a right elbow contusion in the second inning of his last start Saturday against the Orioles when he was struck by a line drive, but the 26-year-old right-hander will not miss a turn in the Blue Jays' rotation. He holds a cool 11-6 record, 3.08 ERA, and 142/51 K/BB ratio in 172 1/3 innings (28 starts) this season.
Sep 7 - 3:43 PM

Marcus Stroman (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Stroman suffered a right elbow contusion when he was struck by a line drive in the second inning of his start Saturday against the Orioles, but he played catch Monday without issue and could take his next turn in the Blue Jays' starting rotation. Look for an update on Wednesday evening.
Sep 5 - 5:36 PM

Marcus Stroman was diagnosed with a right elbow contusion after being struck by a line drive during the second inning of Sunday's game.

Stroman went for precautionary X-rays to ensure there was no structural damage, which came back negative. He's considered day-to-day and should be able to make his next scheduled start.
Sep 3 - 6:38 PM

Marcus Stroman left Saturday's game in the second inning after taking a liner off his pitching elbow.

Stroman was in some serious pain, but he recovered and actually argued for staying in, though the Jays did the smart thing and took him out of the game. Depending on how much it swells up, perhaps he'll be ready to make his next start.
Sep 2 - 7:54 PM

Marcus Stroman yielded two runs (one earned) over six innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Monday.

He left in position for the win before the Red Sox took the lead in the seventh. Stroman gave up seven hits (including a solo homer to Eduardo Nunez) while walking none and striking out four. He’ll try again for win No. 12 this weekend against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Aug 29 - 12:23 AM

Marcus Stroman coughed up five runs in 5 1/3 innings and did not earn a decision against the Rays on Wednesday.

He struck out four batters and walked one while allowing eight base hits. He got taken deep three times -- twice by Keven Kiermaier and once by Steven Souza Jr. Stroman is having an excellent season but didn't show it tonight. His record holds at 11-6 with a cool 3.17 ERA in 26 starts. He has a 135/51 K/BB ratio in 164 2/3 innings.
Aug 24 - 1:24 AM

Marcus Stroman struck out seven batters and yielded just two runs in 6 1/3 innings to earn a 3-2 victory over the Rays on Wednesday.

It was a walk in the park through the first six frames but then he ran out of gas in the seventh. He quickly loaded the bases on two walks and a single with one out, then walked Steven Souza to force in a run before being relieved of duty having thrown 108 pitches. The strong outing improved his ERA to 2.99 and his record to 11-6. He has 131 strikeouts and 50 walks in 159 1/3 innings.
Aug 16 - 11:01 PM

Marcus Stroman surrendered four runs -- all unearned -- in eight innings and was charged with a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

All four runs scored in the third inning and all four were unearned thanks to back-to-back errors committed by second baseman Rob Refsnyder. Other than that one unlucky frame Stroman was masterful if not dominant all night. He allowed just four knocks, one walk and one hit batsman while recording four strikeouts. The diminutive right-hander falls to 10-6 with a 3.00 ERA after 24 starts.
Aug 11 - 10:08 PM

Marcus Stroman allowed three runs (two earned) on 11 hits over 6 2/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

The Astros were squaring up the ball well against Stroman in this one, but he managed to mostly avoid run-scoring damage over the course of his 6 2/3 innings of work. All three of the runs on his line scored in the fifth inning. On the afternoon, the right-hander struck out six and walked two. He will bring a 3.17 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into a home start against the Pirates next time he takes to the mound.
Aug 6 - 5:51 PM

Marcus Stroman surrendered four runs in seven innings Tuesday in a win over the White Sox.

Stroman and Tim Anderson were involved in a brief benches-clearing incident during the game, but nothing came from it. Stroman's win was his first in four starts since the break, though he pitched plenty well enough to win two of his previous outings. He's 10-5 with a 3.19 ERA.
Aug 2 - 12:29 AM