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Marcus Stroman exits early against Cleveland with hamstring tightness, but Mets think he will be fine

2019-08-22

Experiencing tightness in his left hamstring, Marcus Stroman exited Wednesday night’s game against Cleveland before the top of the fifth inning with the Mets down 1-0.

Stroman spoke with the trainer after his at-bat in the third, and then pitched the top of the fourth before deciding to end his evening.

After the game, Mets skipper Mickey Callaway said that Stroman had an MRI and they expect him to be OK.

“Stroman got checked out. Got an MRI. And we’re not concerned at this point,” Callaway said. “We’re gonna check on him in the morning, but we’re not concerned. It’s just tightness.”

Stromans is supposed to start again Tuesday in the series opener against the Cubs.

Marcus Stroman's night ended after four innings Wednesday night due to left hamstring tightness.
Marcus Stroman's night ended after four innings Wednesday night due to left hamstring tightness. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Jeurys Familia replaced Stroman on the mound, and its the earliest the reliever has appeared in a game since 2014.

Stroman was hardly dominant in his appearance against the AL Wild Card leaders, but the Mets defense backed him up with a number of plays in the infield and outfield. In four innings of action, Stroman allowed one earned run on five hits, walked one and struck out one. Coming into Wednesday, Stroman had a 5.17 ERA in three starts for the Mets.

Following Stroman’s exit, the Mets rallied in the bottom of the fifth, taking a 2-1 lead on a pair of RBI-doubles from Juan Lagares and Luis Guillorme. J.D Davis went on to hit a walk-off single in the 10th to come from behind and beat Cleveland 4-3.