Former Duke baseball star Marcus Stroman reached a personal milestone in his MLB career.
The downward spiral continues for the New York Mets, but that was briefly put on hold thanks to former Duke baseball standout Marcus Stroman (9-12).
After winning only two games in its 15-game stretch against the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, New York is hosting the lowly Washington Nationals and dropped the opening game of the series on Friday night.
However, the former Blue Devil had the ball on Saturday night, and he got off to an inauspicious start after allowing two runs in the second inning on an RBI double from Lane Thomas and an RBI single from Alcides Escobar.
Following the two runs, Stroman then settled down and tossed four consecutive shutout innings to give the struggling Mets offense a chance to come back against the subpar Nationals pitching staff.
Eventually, the Mets did use a trio of home runs to win, 5-3, but Stroman did not factor into the decision.
Marcus Stroman threw six innings, in which he allowed seven hits, two runs, one walk, and five strikeouts as his ERA remains at 2.85.
Duke baseball stud reaches personal milestone
In the midst of Marcus Stroman’s start, he surpassed the 1,000 innings pitched mark in his career.
Stroman has only pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets over his seven-year Major League Baseball career as he posts a 60-59 overall record with a 3.62 ERA and 829 strikeouts.
In his professional career, the former Blue Devil won the Gold Glove Award in 2017 as well as being named as the Most Valuable Player of the World Baseball Classic, and he was named as an All-Star in 2019.
Marcus Stroman is scheduled to make his next start on Friday, September 3, once again against the Washington Nationals in Washington, D.C.