New York Mets acquired Marcus Stroman at the end of July. Since joining Mets, he hasn’t been pitching well. On Saturday in a game against Phillies, Stroman allowed season-high ten hits, and they lost the game. The All-Star now has a 5.05 ERA since Joining Mets from Toronto Blue Jays.
Speaking to MLB.com Anthony DiComo, Stroman said that he needs to be better and be honest with himself. The 28-year-old starter is however confident that he will regain his previous form of a 2.96 ERA, in 21 starts while he was in Toronto. He added that one bad outing wouldn’t discourage him.
Stroman, however, doesn’t think it will be an easy task, and he is ready to face difficulties while getting through to where he wants.
Mets’ manager Mickey Callaway shares the same hope that Stroman will work towards regaining his standings.
Mets traded prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson in exchange for Stroman. On Saturday, Kay made his entry into Blue Jays bullpen and struck out eight and allowed two earned runs against Tampa Bay Rays. Richardson has a 2.54 ERA in 28 1/3 innings in Single-A.