Marcus Stroman helps Cubs win second straight against Mets


right handed Marcus Stroman His most efficient start to the season on Wednesday was also against his former team.

In the Cubs’ 4-2 victory over the Mets, Strowman allowed two runs in a season-high eight innings. The Cubs have won back-to-back games for the first time since May 10 against the Cardinals and May 12 against the Twins.

“I don’t really think about it, to be honest,” Stroman said of the Mets matchup. “When I was younger, I might have thought this was a revenge play, but now I know how to pitch, I’m really good at what I do, and I get to the point mechanically. Then just roll start and stay there.”

Strowman consistently went deep into the game, pitching at least six innings in all but two starts. But before Wednesday, his longest start was six 1/3 innings.

“When he’s on, it’s sinking. That’s what you get. Lots of fast-count soft contact,” said the manager. David Ross Speaking of Strowman’s Bread and Butter Sinker:

Strowman allowed only three 2-run home runs. Francisco Alvarez Align the barrel with the sinker of the first ball and graze the inner edge of the strike zone.

Stroman threw 88 pitches in 6 of 8 innings against three worst hitters.

“It’s really hard to beat him on a night like tonight when he’s moving the sinker like that,” said the catcher. Tucker Barnhart Said. “They didn’t seem to coordinate it, so we kept going to the well.”

Three double plays helped keep Strowman’s pitch count down. The first one was strange.

In the fourth Pete Alonso I started running before the pitch, Brett Batty I got under the ball and hit the ball high in the air. Alonso didn’t check after contact, slid headfirst into second base, then looked up, but he couldn’t find the ball.By the time Alonso saw Ian Happ I ran in to catch a shallow fly on the left wing, but it was too late to return to first base.

A second double play came in the sixth inning, with Strowman hitting a sharp come-from-behind hit. Brandon Nemo and fire second.shortstop Dansby Swanson As Strowman thumped his chest in celebration, he moved through the bag and threw to First.

Fittingly, Strowman’s out ended in a double play in the third. With one out and runners on first and third, Strowman let Alvarez hit a ground ball to Swanson to get through the inning.

Hendricks to start Thursday

right handed Kyle HendricksAfter being sidelined since August last season, he is set to return from the 15-day injured list on Thursday and make his season debut in the final race of the series.

Cubs will push right-handed pitchers Jameson Tailonwas originally scheduled to start on Thursday, but returned on Saturday to separate the left-handers. Justin Steele and Drew Smiley.

Burdy to Illinois

reliever Nick Vardy He underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday and spent 15 days in the hospital.In a corresponding move, the Cubs recalled the right-hander Javier Assad Originally from Triple A, Iowa.

Burdy returned to the big leagues after a series of injuries this season. Last week in Houston, he pitched in his first major league game since 2020. He pitched in three games before collapsing with appendicitis.


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