Stroman stellar in Blue Jays victory over Red Sox

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (54) pitches during the first inning against the...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (54) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Jul 29, 2014 in Boston, MA, USA. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

Ken Fidlin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:34 PM ET

BOSTON - When Marcus Stroman came to his first major-league training camp last February intent on leaving Dunedin as one of the Blue Jays’ five starting pitchers, it seemed a bit of a stretch.

Not even two years removed from his collegiate career at Duke University, Stroman had not yet pitched above the Double A level.

Turned out Stroman didn’t make the Jays out of spring training but by the time he reported to Buffalo, one thing was clear: pitching at the major-league level in 2014 was not going to be a stretch.

Four months into this season, there is no argument about Stroman as a Blue Jay starter. The only argument - a compelling one - is if he is their best starter.

Stroman made his first start in the middle of May, after getting his feet wet earlier in the month as a reliever.


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