Where it matters most, the Mets' trade for Marcus Stroman has worked out.
In Stroman's first three starts with the Mets, the team is 3-0.
But Stroman hasn't exactly excelled. His three stats include 15.2 innings of work, a 1-0 record, nine earned runs surrendered with an ERA of 5.17.
But after picking up his first win on Thursday in a 10-8 win for the Mets after two no-decision outings, Stroman said he thinks the best is yet to come for him in Queens.
"I feel like me and Wilson [Ramos] are going to start getting in a good groove here," Stroman said. "We are starting to get pretty familiar with each other. I am just looking forward to the next start because I think I truly am going to get better and better each one."
"This team, Atlanta, one through nine is pretty special," Stroman added.
Mets' skipper Mickey Callaway also made a valid point following the game about Stroman's outing. Not only was Stroman battling the Braves, he was battling time, too. The Mets put a hurting on Braves pitchers, 23 hits in total.
That left Stroman on the bench for a bit, at times, Callaway said he was impressed with the way Stroman handled that.
"It is difficult with that kind of lead, especially the amount of hits we're getting there, there's a lot of time between inning that you're just sitting there," Callaway said.