Marcus Stroman was cruising Tuesday night against the most potent lineup in the league. Through seven innings, he gave up just two hits and one earned run, while generating a ton of ground ball outs in typical Stroman fashion. It all came to a halt when he was removed from the game while taking his warmup pitches before the start of the eighth.
According to the Blue Jays Twitter account, as well as approximately 97 other people, Stroman left the start with a blister on the middle finger of his throwing hand. As we know, this is something that both he and Aaron Sanchez have already dealt with in the past.
The good news here is that the team can afford to lose Marcus Stroman because they only have like, two starters and have had to resort to bullpen games, and not intentionally like the Rays have been doing. The Rays. This is the bar that we can’t even clear. If you’re looking for actual good news, is that we don’t know how serious this will be, and even if it is bad, they’re like ninety games out of contention, anyway.
Oh, and Stroman couldn’t even get the win for his exceptional outing because in that 8th inning, Ryan Tepera gave up four runs.