Marcus Stroman had arguably his best start as a member of the Mets in Thursday's 11-1 win over the D-backs.
The righty allowed just one earned run on four hits and struck out six during his 6.1 innings of work. He earned just his second win with the team since being acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays at the deadline in July.
"To be honest with you, my confidence doesn't waver regardless," Stroman said. "I don't hold onto a good win, I don't hold onto a bad loss, truly. I let it go and focus on five days after."
In his last start on Sept. 7 against the Philadelphia Phillies, he lasted just four innings after giving up four earned runs on 10 hits. He got his first win with the Mets on Aug. 15 after striking out five and allowing just two earned runs.
"I battle and compete, regardless of what I'm going through each and every time out," Stroman said. "And that's something I'll continue to do."
The Mets will need Stroman to continue these type of pitching performances going forward as the team is currently 2.0 GB for the second Wild Card.
"My confidence doesn't waver" - Marcus Stroman pic.twitter.com/M4if2wVAxN- SNY (@SNYtv) September 12, 2019