New Hampshire Fisher Cats righthander Marcus Stroman had filthy stuff in his Eastern League start against New Britain last night, but was the recipient of a lack of support, taking the loss as the Fisher Cats dropped a 3-1 decision.
Pitching into the 7th, Stroman reached his pitch count with two outs in the frame. Stroman struck out a career-high 13 batters, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 1 walk. He struck out the last 5 hitters he faced. Over his last 6 starts, Stroman has a 1.91 ERA, and has K'd 37 in 32.2 innings. EL batters are hitting .182 against him over that span.
With Chen Ming Wang DFA'd after his latest outing, the Jays reached into the minors to recall pitcher Todd Redmond from Buffalo. This could create an opening at AAA for Stroman. Given Sean Nolin's struggles in his major league debut, the Jays may be hesitant to call Stroman up just yet.
If Redmond falters, however, it could be time for Stroman.