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Blue Jays prospect Marcus Stroman could make his MLB debut soon

Apr 26, 2014, 7:35 PM EST

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are aligning pitching prospect Marcus Stroman’s next start to that of Dustin McGowan. It could be a sign that Stroman, who turns 23 years old on Thursday, could make his Major League debut soon. Stroman will pitch against the Louisville Bats in Triple-A on Tuesday, the same day McGowan pitches against the Royals.

Getting his first taste of Triple-A competition, Stroman has a 2.18 ERA with 26 strikeouts and six walks over 20 2/3 innings. Stroman was rated the #27 overall prospect by Baseball Prospectus entering the season.

McGowan, meanwhile, has not fared well in the Jays’ rotation. In four starts, the right-hander has a 6.88 ERA.

Davidi writes Stroman’s debut could come as early as May 4 in Pittsburgh, but there’s obviously nothing written in stone at the moment. Manager John Gibbons said of the situation, “we’ll see.”

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    This news comes a day after Toronto’s assistant GM said that Stroman’s time is coming soon.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 26, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    more hits then innings pitched at the triple A level, the AL East says “Thank You” for yet another bluejay Bust!!

    • Old Gator - Apr 26, 2014 at 11:34 PM

      And anyone else who had to read your latest tedious gout of toxin wishes you would swell up and bust yourself.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:13 AM

        Time to take your meds!! Its so easy to tell, really it is…

    • mackstrong2013 - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:43 AM

      Herp a derp derp I’m in my 40’s and I troll Internet forums. I’ll take a 1.35 with a 2.18 ERA any day troll, better numbers than most of whoever your teams starters are putting up.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:12 AM

        you hear that flushing sound? That’s the bluejays season going down the sh!tter so enjoy!

    • nbjays - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:56 AM

      harry, once again, in an attempt to make a clever comment, you fail to do your homework and come off looking like an idiot (you have a true gift for that):

      Stroman: IP – 20.2, Hits – 22, K – 26, ERA – 2.18

      Kuroda: IP – 29, Hits – 34, K – 18, ERA – 5.28
      Nuno: IP – 13.2, Hits – 17, K – 15, ERA – 6.59
      Nova: IP – 20.2, Hits – 32, K – 12, ERA – 8.27

      Even the great Yankee god, Sabathia (you know, the one whose jock you are attached to) has 31H in 32 IP. What you fail to realize, not surprisingly, is that hits mean nothing if they don’t turn into runs. Note the ERA difference.

      Thanks for playing, though.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

        so we are gonna compare MLB numbers vs what someone did in triple a? hahahhahaa you are more retarded then I though you were!! Um yea hits and innings do matter, and so do walks but hey if he is getting hit at a good clip on the farm I can’t wait to see him get crushed in the bigs. Better pack a lunch and oh good luck cause your gonna need it as your season keeps slip sliding away….

      • nbjays - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

        Aaaaand another dirtyharry nonsense post that comes complete with one thumb-up…. he’s not only a troll, he’s a boring, predictable and banal troll.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:29 AM

        nonsense? Why because what I wrote are facts? Sorry anyone on triple a giving up more hits then innings tells me he needs some work on that level before coming to the big show but I know what is really bothering you. This move shows just how “cough” DESPERATE the jays are and any warm body will do

    • cur'68 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      You hear that crapping sound? That’s ‘harry loading more ammo into his hand to fling.

      Here. Have a peanut, chimpy…

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:29 AM

        you hear that flushing sound? that’s your life and the jays season going right down the toilet!! NExt!

      • cur'68 - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:43 AM

        You hear that crapping sound? That’s you preparing your next thoughts. FLING!

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:53 AM

        no that’s RA Dickey crapping the bed as he wakes up today realizing its up to him to stop the redsox from sweeping the jays at home, lol

      • cur'68 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:19 PM

        poo FLUNG

        Have a peanut, boy…

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:30 AM

  4. bigfellow44044magnumnwowolfpack - Apr 27, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    It looks like the Red Sox bats were tired from pounding the jays the friday and saturday.I dont know why canada wastes their time with baseball.There is only 2 teams in the AL east SOX and yanks.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      Finally a guy who has a CLUE!! Welcome to the board!

  5. bigfellow44044magnumnwowolfpack - Apr 27, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Cant wait to see the Bruins pound Montreal in NHL playoffs

  6. bigfellow44044magnumnwowolfpack - Apr 27, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Dirty harry is spot on with his comments.blue jays r a joke

    • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      thanks big guy I appreciate it, I can tell you know wtf you are talking about

      • bigfellow44044magnumnwowolfpack - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:22 PM

        Thanks Dirty Harry. U obviously know baseball well

  7. mackstrong2013 - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Watching you blow yourself over the Internet via a second account was both the low and high point of my day

  8. bigfellow44044magnumnwowolfpack - Apr 29, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    yo mackweak…dont assume stuff that isnt true.Dirty harry and I think alike but r 2 different people.We both just know the blue jays suck!

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