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Marcus Stroman | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Marcus Stroman gave up five runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Orioles.
The runs all came in the first four innings. In the sixth, Stroman threw behind the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, apparently in retaliation to an earlier incident involving Joseph and Jose Reyes. MLB has refused to suspend pitchers this year for throwing at batters before warnings were issues and Stroman wasn't ejected, so a suspension seems unlikely. Still, one imagines the Orioles won't forget what happened anytime soon. Sep 15 - 10:48 PM

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Mark Buehrle will moved up a day to start on Sunday versus the Rays, pushing Marcus Stroman back a day to face the Orioles on Monday.

It's bad news for Stroman owners, as they lose a two-start week and also he'll now have a tougher matchup. He will have two starts next week now, though, and you can't blame the Blue Jays for giving the youngster an extra day of rest.
Sep 12 - 4:24 PM

Marcus Stroman pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and shutout Monday against the Cubs.

Stroman went nine innings a month ago against the Tigers, but that one was decided in extras. Stroman is now 10-5 with a 3.53 ERA, which probably would have been good enough to net him a AL Rookie of the Year award last year. He figures to be shut down a little early unless the Jays can somehow stay in wild card contention, but it's not happening yet.
Sep 8 - 10:04 PM

Marcus Stroman improved to 9-5, holding the Rays to two runs over six innings as the Blue Jays won by a 7-4 margin on Wednesday.

Stroman scattered seven hits, all singles, while walking one and striking out four in a second consecutive solid effort. The right-hander has had some ups and downs, but overall has had a decent showing in his rookie season, sitting on a 3.83 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and an 89/26 K/BB ratio. Stroman will take on the Cubs at home in an inter-league match-up on Monday.
Sep 3 - 11:10 PM

Marcus Stroman pitched the Blue Jays past the Red Sox on Wednesday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- in 7 2/3 innings.

Stroman, who was coming off ugly outings against the White Sox and Rays, improved to 3-0 with an 0.83 ERA in three starts against the Red Sox this year. He's a candidate to be shut down next month if the Blue Jays fall out of contention, so he really needs to keep winning in order to continue pitching. He's a pretty good play against the Rays next week.
Aug 27 - 10:28 PM

Marcus Stroman gave up six runs (five earned) on ten hits in five innings against the Rays on Friday.

This marked back-to-back rough outings for Stroman. Last time out, he allowed five runs and recorded just two outs against the White Sox. Stroman at least lasted five innings on Friday, but the end result wasn't much better. Beyond the ten hits allowed, he struck out six and walked three. Evan Longoria got the Rays' scoring party started with a solo home in the second. After that, it was a series of doubles and singles that did Stroman in. Stroman's now allowed at least five runs in three out of his last four outings. The rough stretch has pushed Stroman's ERA over 4.00. Unless the Blue Jays opt to hold Stroman back, the talented youngster will try to rebound against the Red Sox in his next start.
Aug 22 - 9:56 PM

Marcus Stroman had a miserable night on the hill in Friday’s loss to the White Sox, allowing five runs on five hits while recording just two outs in the contest.

It was the shortest start by any Blue Jays starter this season. Stroman needed 37 pitches just to get the two outs that he did, including a strikeout of Tyler Flowers. He has been terrific for the Jays this season, but that certainly wasn’t the case on Friday. He’ll look to get back on track when he carries a 3.83 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 73/21 K/BB ratio into Friday’s start against the Rays.
Aug 15 - 11:51 PM

Marcus Stroman delivered a strong performance in a no-decision against the Tigers on Saturday, surrendering just two runs on four hits over nine innings.

The rookie right-hander punched out four on the afternoon while issuing three free passes. The only damage against him came in the sixth inning, where a Victor Martinez double plated a pair of runs. He has been a tremendous boost to the Jays rotation this season, posting a 3.34 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 72/21 K/BB ratio over his first 86 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column when he does battle against the White Sox in Chicago on Friday.
Aug 9 - 4:28 PM

Marcus Stroman allowed five runs on seven hits over three innings in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.

Stroman had allowed one run across 21 innings over his last three starts before Sunday's start, so a clunker was due eventually. He struck out just one while walking one in his three innings of work. The loss dropped Stroman to 7-3 with 3.49 ERA on the year. He'll look to get back on track Saturday against the Tigers.
Aug 3 - 7:35 PM

Marcus Stroman improved to 7-2, allowing one run over seven innings as the Blue Jays hung on to victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Stroman has quickly shown that he belongs in the big leagues. He held the Red Sox to six hits and two walks while striking out eight. Since moving into the rotation at the end of May, the right-hander has a 2.12 ERA in 11 starts spanning 68 innings. The talented rookie will look to keep it going on Monday, when he takes on the Astros in a road start.
Jul 29 - 10:19 PM

Marcus Stroman allowed just one hit over seven innings and combined with two relievers on an 8-0 shutout the Red Sox on Thursday.

Showing once again how huge momentum is in baseball, the Jays ended up winning three straight over Boston after getting crushed 14-1 in Monday's season opener. The Red Sox's lone hit today was Shane Victorino's flare single in the seventh. However, even if that didn't drop in, it's unlikely Stroman would have had a chance to go for the no-no; he was at 97 pitches after seven innings and the Jays are being careful with him. The rookie is now 6-2 with a 3.21 ERA.
Jul 24 - 3:59 PM

Marcus Stroman fired seven scoreless innings in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Stroman limited the Rangers to just four hits (all of them singles) while walking none and striking out five. He was very efficient, throwing 70 out of 107 for strikes. The 23-year-old owns a 3.58 ERA and 52/13 K/BB ratio over his first 60 1/3 innings in the majors and has serious upside potential during the second half. He's still available in 77 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Jul 19 - 4:57 PM

Marcus Stroman was knocked around by the Angels on Wednesday, allowing six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

Seven of the eight hits were singles, with Kole Calhoun's two-run home run the only extra-base hit of the bunch. The right-hander also walked one while striking out four. Stroman was coming off a string of good starts, so Wednesday's outing was simply a misstep for the 23-year-old. He'll carry a 4.05 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 47/13 K/BB ratio into the season's second half.
Jul 9 - 7:28 PM

Marcus Stroman blanked the A's for seven innings, striking out seven, on Friday.

Another excellent effort and no-decision for Stroman. He's turned in six quality starts in seven tries since joining the Blue Jays rotation, but his record is a modest 3-2 during the span.
Jul 4 - 8:24 PM

Marcus Stroman pitched well in a no-decision against the White Sox on Saturday, allowing two runs on two hits over 6 2/3 strong innings of work.

The young right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while walking just two. He left with two men aboard and two outs in the seventh inning, and reliever Dustin McGowan surrendered a three-run blast to Dayan Viciedo which caused the damage. He'll look to get back in the win column when he carries a 4.01 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 36/9 K/BB ratio into Friday's start against the Athletics in Oakland.
Jun 28 - 4:25 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3George Kottaras
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Munenori Kawasaki
3Ryan Goins
4Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman