In the midst of Game 4 of the ALDS, New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman took to Twitter to talk about the Houston Astros‘ bats. The right-hander said, “the Astros are raking on the road as well in this series…”
This could be in reference to the accusation Chicago White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera, who insinuated that the Astros’ were possibly stealing signs at Minute Maid Park in the ALDS. The right-hander got his chance to face the Astros, allowing a run on one hit through 1.2 innings. But nonetheless, Stroman says he has since moved on from the cheating scandal.
"“Despite being angered of how everything transpired and one of the pitchers who was exploited the most in a game at their stadium…I have forgiven and moved on. Can’t hold onto hate. Life is too short. These dudes are very good baseball players who are built for the playoffs!”via Marcus Stroman on Twitter"
Marcus Stroman has moved on from the Astros’ sign stealing scandal, but how did he favor in 2017?
In 2017, Stroman was playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, where he picked up one start in Houston on Aug. 6. The right-hander worked 6.2 innings, allowed three runs (two earned) on 11 hits and two walks.
The right-hander did pick up a quality start, and although the Astros won in the end, Stroman still punched out six in the process. More players like Stroman are starting to come out with these opinions on the Astros and how most of them have since moved on.
Stroman is among the best free agent starting pitchers on the market currently with his future in New York up in the air. The right-hander does go by the nickname “Stro,” so do what you want with that information.