Stroman (5-2) allowed four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five batters over 5.2 innings during Wednesday's win over Milwaukee. While it wasn't Stroman's sharpest outing, the Brewers are a tough matchup at home with a .344 team wOBA at Miller Park. He's also held opponents to two runs or fewer in seven of 10 starts, so escaping with the win without his best stuff was a nice fantasy bonus. Stroman sports a serviceable 3.30 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 7.3 K/9 for the year, and with the Blue Jays starting to provide more run support over the past few weeks, he should continue padding the wins column. Another difficult matchup against the Reds is on deck for Storman.
Stroman (4-2) allowed no runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.2 innings on Thursday in a 9-0 win over Atlanta. He struck out six. It wasn't Stroman's most efficient effort as he needed 103 pitches to get through 5.2 innings, but the Toronto bats gave him all the run support he needed to pick up the win. The 26-year-old also helped his own cause with an opposite-field solo shot in the fourth inning. Stroman looks to be finding his groove, as he has a 1.02 ERA in his last 17.2 innings pitched. He'll toe the rubber again on Wednesday at Milwaukee.
Stroman struck out nine and allowed two earned runs on eight hits and two walks in a no-decision against the Mariners on Saturday. It was a sharp performance for Stroman, but his offense couldn't get it going until after his departure. This was his second straight quality start after being tagged by the Yankees on May 3, a promising sign for fantasy owners who have been frustrated by the 26-year-old's inconsistency. Stroman lowered his ERA to a respectable 3.33 after this latest outing. He will look to keep the momentum going Thursday at Atlanta.
Stroman (3-2) fired six scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Indians, allowing six hits and two walks with one strikeout. Stroman didn't have his strikeout pitch working in this one, but he induced weak contact regularly and allowed just four men past first base. It was a nice bounce-back performance for Stroman as well as his fantasy owners after he was hit hard in his previous start, and his ERA has returned to a solid 3.38 after this latest display. Though the possibility of the occasional erratic outing still exists, the 26-year-old remains extremely effective when he's on. He'll look to build on this performance Saturday against the Mariners.
Stroman, who left Wednesday's contest with arm issues, will make his scheduled start Monday against Cleveland, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. Even though this news comes as expected, it definitely allows owners to breathe a deep sigh of relief. Stroman's midweek diagnosis of "general arm soreness" was a scary one, but it appears the right-hander avoided any serious issues. Adding to the good news for Stoman's fantasy owners: he's in line to make two starts next week.
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