Stroman (3-3) allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out six across five innings, taking the loss Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Stroman surrendered a home run to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning and another to Paul DeJong in the fifth. It was the second-most hits Stroman allowed in a start this season, but he continues to do a good job striking out batters while limiting walks. The 30-year-old has a 2.12 ERA with a 29:7 K:BB in 34 innings through six starts.
Stroman (hamstring) will make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Cardinals, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Stroman left his start Friday against the Phillies with a tight hamstring but did not appear set for an extended absence. He even volunteered to throw on short rest Tuesday after Jacob deGrom was scratched with side tightness, so it looks as though there's little reason to worry about his health moving forward.
Stroman feels better Saturday after exiting his start against the Phillies with a tight hamstring the night before and remains optimistic that he'll make his next start, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Stroman lasted five innings Friday before exiting with the injury. He was evaluated by the Mets' medical staff Saturday, but it's not yet clear if they share his optimism about his timeline.
Stroman exited Friday's game against the Phillies due to a tight hamstring, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Stroman was replaced by Aaron Loup to begin the bottom of the sixth inning Friday, and he was apparently dealing with a hamstring issue. The right-hander allowed two runs (zero earned) on three hits and one walk while striking out eight in five innings before leaving the game. Stroman tentatively lines up to start on the road against St. Louis on Wednesday, but it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to take the mound.
Stroman (3-1) took the loss Saturday as the Mets fell 7-1 to the Nationals, coughing up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out four.
Things weren't going the Mets' way right from the jump, as a Michael Conforto two-base error put Nats leadoff hitter Josh Harrison on third base after a single on Stroman's second pitch of the game. The right-hander never seemed to regain his focus, allowing runs in all four frames before he made his exit, and he finished the day having thrown 43 of 72 pitches for strikes. Stroman will take a 2.25 ERA and 15:5 K:BB through 24.1 innings into his next start Friday in Philadelphia.
Stroman (3-0) yielded one run on three hits and a walk over eight innings Sunday, striking out five and earning a win over Colorado.
Stroman was dominant at Coors Field on Sunday, starting his outing with six shutout innings. No Rockies runner made it past first base until the seventh inning when Trevor Story doubled and later scored. Stroman is now a perfect 3-0 with a stellar 0.90 ERA and 11:3 K:BB through 20 innings. He'll look to stay perfect Saturday at home against the Nationals.
Stroman (2-0) picked up the win in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, scattering four hits over six scoreless innings while striking out three.
The right-hander was in control from the jump, retiring the first nine batters he faced and not allowing a runner past second base before exiting after 86 pitches (61 strikes). Stroman has now begun the season with back-to-back quality starts, racking up a 0.75 ERA and 6:2 K:BB over 12 innings, but he faces a tough test in his next scheduled outing Sunday at Coors Field.
Stroman will start Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Stroman only threw nine pitches in Sunday's start against the Marlins before the game was suspended due to inclement weather, but he was initially expected to wait until Friday to make his next start. However, the right-hander felt good while playing catch Monday and will take the mound for Tuesday's nightcap while Taijuan Walker starts Game 1. David Peterson was scheduled to start Monday's game but will now be pushed back to Wednesday.
Stroman allowed one hit and recorded one out before Sunday's game against the Marlins was suspended due to inclement weather, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
It's a game that probably never should have started, as the teams were called off the field due to rain after only nine pitches. Stroman's next turn through the rotation tentatively lines up for Friday, but his next outing could be pushed up given the brevity of Sunday's start.
Stroman (1-0) picked up the win Tuesday, allowing one run on three hits and two walks over six innings in an 8-4 victory over the Phillies. He struck out three.
The right-hander got taken deep by Didi Gregorius in the fourth inning but otherwise was in control, tossing 53 of 85 pitches for strikes en route to his first quality start of the year. Stroman will look to keep rolling in his next outing, set for Sunday at home against the Marlins.
Stroman posted a 3.44 ERA and 17:2 K:BB through 18.1 innings this spring and is set to open the season as the Mets' No. 2 starter.
The right-hander created some buzz this spring by adding a split-finger changeup to his arsenal and showing increased velocity with his fastball, but in the end Stroman didn't show a significant spike in his strikeout rate during Grapefruit League play. Still, with Francisco Lindor helping to improve the Mets' infield defense behind him, Stroman and his plus groundball rate could see better results in 2021 even without more whiffs.
Stroman threw 52 pitches Sunday in his second spring start and was touching 93 mph with his fastball, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports. "My velocity - I have never seen 93-94 this early in spring training, ever," he said after the game.
The right-hander credits a workout and stretching routine with Mets trainers for his early March velocity, but it remains to be seen whether that translates into another gear during the regular season. Stroman posted a 3.22 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 2019 before opting out last year, and he'll look to solidify the middle of the Mets' rotation this season.
Stroman struck out two over two perfect innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League start against the Astros, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports. He threw 30 pitches while mixing in a new split-finger changeup. "You never know until you throw it against hitters," Stroman said on finally using his new pitch. "It can feel filthy, it can feel nasty, it can feel like the best pitch ever. But until you actually get out there and throw it in a game and see how hitters react to it, I feel like you can't actually consider that pitch a weapon until you do so."
The right-hander opted out of last season before accepting the Mets' $18.9 million qualifying offer for 2021, but Stroman apparently spent his time off wisely by adding to his arsenal. The new split-change generated a swing and miss from Michael Brantley on Tuesday, and if it becomes a put-away pitch for the 29-year-old, it could mean big things for him as he heads into free agency. Stroman has a solid 3.76 ERA and 1.29 WHIP for his career, but a lackluster 19.6 percent strikeout rate could create a soft market for his services.
Stroman accepted his one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer from the Mets on Wednesday.
Stroman was expected to hit the open market during the offseason, but he'll instead remain with the Mets on a one-year deal. The 29-year-old suffered a muscle cramp in his left calf during summer camp before opting out of the remainder of the 2020 season. Over 59.2 innings with the Mets in 2019, Stroman posted a 3.77 ERA and 60:23 K:BB, and he'll reclaim a prominent role in the starting rotation in 2021.
The Mets extended Stroman a one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer Sunday.
Though Stroman will have the option of accepting the qualifying offer, the right-hander is expected to hit the open market in pursuit of a longer-term contract. Stroman missed the entire 2020 season after suffering a muscle tear in his left calf during summer camp before opting out of the remainder of the campaign in early August. The 29-year-old owns a 3.76 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.4 K/9 over 849.1 career big-league innings.
Stroman is expected to receive a qualifying offer from the Mets ahead of Sunday's deadline, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
This season's qualifying offer is a one-year deal worth $18.9 million. With the uncertainty surrounding the presumably depressed market this offseason, there's a chance Stroman accepts the offer, though he's reportedly expected to decline in search of long-term stability, granting the Mets draft-pick compensation. Stroman's stock on the open market is somewhat difficult to predict, as he posted and ERA of 3.22 or better in two of his last three seasons but had a 5.54 ERA in the other year and skipped 2020 entirely after electing to opt out.
Stroman (calf) elected to opt out of the season Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Stroman had been working his way back from a strained calf, but he evidently changed his plans and won't be returning until next season. He called his opt out a "collective family decision," per Tim Healey of Newsday, related purely to the COVID-19 pandemic. His calf is reportedly fully healthy, but he'll still enter free agency having spent an entire year without pitching in a game, which could certainly suppress his value on the open market. The Mets will place Stroman on the restricted list to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
Stroman (calf) will throw another simulated game next week before being activated from the injured list, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Stroman has been dealing with a torn left calf since shortly before the start of the season. While he's moving better now, the Mets want to give him a bit more time to heal before he returns to the rotation. He threw five innings and more than 80 pitches in his previous simulated game Thursday, so he should be able to handle a full starter's workload in his season debut.
Stroman (calf) will throw a simulated game Thursday at the Mets' alternate training site, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Stroman threw a 43-pitch bullpen session Tuesday which apparently went well since he'll throw again Thursday. While the sim game means that he'll miss at least one more turn through the rotation before returning to the active roster, the throwing session could serve as a final tuneup for the right-hander if all goes well. Since Stroman has been on a rigorous throwing schedule, he'll presumably be near his full pitch count once he makes his season debut.
Stroman (calf) threw a four-inning live batting practice session Friday that went quite well, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Stroman also went through fielding drills to test his mobility as he works his way back from a left calf injury. His return timeline remains unclear, but it doesn't sound as though he'll miss too many more turns in the rotation.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/05||@ STL||L 1-4||1||5.0||7||2||1||6|
|04/30||@ PHI||L 1-2||1||5.0||3||0||1||8|
|04/24||vs WAS||L 1-7||1||4.0||8||4||2||4|
|04/18||@ COL||W 2-1||1||8.0||3||1||1||5|
|04/13||vs PHI||W 4-0||1||6.0||4||0||0||3|
|04/11||vs MIA||L 0-0||0.1||1||0||0||0|
|04/06||@ PHI||W 8-4||1||6.0||3||1||2||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||8.0||8||0||0||2||0||0||8||6||8||3.38||1.750|
|2013||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||111.2||20||20||0||9||5||0||129||27||99||3.32||1.133|
|2018||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||4.1||1||1||0||0||1||0||3||4||1||4.39||1.220|