Marcus Stroman continued his exceptional pitching on Friday night, but his golden arm was offset by an anemic Mets offense that had gone 20 straight innings without scoring a run before pushing one across the plate in the 6th inning to add some drama to what was an otherwise lifeless game against a decimated Phillies team
A bad night for the Mets as they fall 2-1 in Philly.
Marcus Stroman leaves after 6 with a tight hamstring while offense was 1 for 14 with RISP.
— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldABC) May 1, 2021
Stroman was pulled after throwing just 64 pitches and trailing 2-1. In addition to his lit pitching, Stroman tried his best to boost a sagging Mets offense by delivering one of the Mets’ three hits for the game, a double down the line.
The Mets eventually scored in the sixth inning and Stroman was pulled from the game with a line of 5 innings, 3 hits, 0 earned runs and eight K’s. It was another ace-type outing from Stroman who lowered his ERA to 1.86
Marcus Stroman, 6 Consecutive Ks. pic.twitter.com/7vHwZppw9U
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 1, 2021
Look at that filth Stroman was dealing on Friday night. He had dudes looking confused, like when your Grandad tries to decipher Kodak Black lyrics.
Stroman came into the year basically guaranteeing one of the best seasons of his career and he hasn’t disappointed. The diminutive diamond-miner has been in Ebenezer Scrooge on the mound. Friday was no different, as the Long Island product was bringing the Phillies the ruckus, which is why SNY analyst Ron Darling was baffled when Mets manager Luis Rojas took Stro out of the game.
Ron Darling immediately assumed something was wrong because Stroman was rolling and
“unless he was hurt it wouldn’t make sense to take him out, especially as well as he pitched,” Darling said. He had electric stuff.”
Stroman left due to a tight hamstring according to sources close to the team
— MetsKevin11 (@MetsKevin11) May 1, 2021
Darling was spot on, but either way, Stroman gets another hard-luck loss. Let’s hope he bounces back from this quickly.