MiLB Recap – The triumphant return of the Stro-Show

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Lansing Lugnuts vs Great Lakes Loons (Loss 4-7)

Marcus Stroman makes his return to professional baseball as he gets the ball for his first rehab start.  Stroman was nothing short of spectacular and he dominated the Loons for 4.2 innings.  He did not allow a hit and recorded 7 strikeouts.  That is just amazing for a guy that has been recovering from an ACL injury.  Veteran Blue Jays Pat Hentgen was in attendance to monitor Stroman and needless to say he was very impressed. quotes Hentgen saying “He back-doored his breaking ball to lefties, he threw some good changeups.  He pulled a couple of fastballs, but other than that I thought he threw really well.  I didn’t think he favored his knee at all. I thought overall he looked good.”  Stroman threw 69 pitches and 44 of them were for strikes.  He will be starting in Buffalo for the Bisons in the coming days where he will start the game.  To say Stroman is excited and pumped up would be an understatement.  Just see the below tweet from him.

After the Stroman excitement faded upon his exit the Loons were ready to stomp out the fun that we were having.  The Loons would rally in the 9th for 7 runs off of Carlos Ramirez.  The Loons would only need 5 hits on top of a pair of walks to bury the Lugnuts.  Richard Urena hit a 2 run homer in this one on a 2-5 night.  He would be the only Lugnut with a multi hit game.

Line of the game

Marcus Stroman 4.2 IP, 0 hit, 1 walks, 0 runs, 7 strikeouts

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