Newly-acquired New York Mets right-hander Marcus Stroman was in attendance for Johan Santana’s no-hitter in 2012.
On Sunday, the New York Mets made their first big move prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline. They gave prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for All-Star righty Marcus Stroman. The 28-year-old starting pitcher is originally from Long Island.
In an excited state to return back home, Stroman tweeted a picture on Monday of him in attendance for Johan Santana’s 2012 no-hitter.
Was in attendance for @johansantana no-hitter! @Mets #NoHan https://t.co/XJqAIAV6d2
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) July 29, 2019
What an historic night that was for the Mets organization. On June 1, 2012, the Mets saw their first-ever no-hitter in the 51st year of the organization. Santana, who they acquired in a trade in 2008, walked five and fanned eight in an 8-0 win over the Saint Louis Cardinals.
No pitcher has had a no-hitter for the Mets since then. Maybe, just maybe, Stroman can change that.
Stroman is 6-11 on the season with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.227 WHIP. He started 21 games for the Blue Jays this year, totaling 124.2 innings pitched. He’ll now join a pitching staff that includes Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz.
The other starters for the Mets (Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler, and Jason Vargas) could possibly be dealt before the deadline. Syndergaard has been linked to teams such as the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, and San Diego Padres. The Cardinals have also garnered interest in Thor as well.
Reports came out recently that the Mets would be likely to trade Syndergaard before Wheeler. New York may consider signing Wheeler to an extension, as his contract expires at the end of this season.