By Arden Zwelling, Sportsnet.ca July 3, 2017
NEW YORK — On Monday night, the Toronto Blue Jays didn’t only lose, 6-3, to the New York Yankees. They also spun their Great Big Wheel of Calamity and landed on a hardship not experienced since much earlier in this adversity-rich season: a blister issue for one of the team’s best starters.
That would be Marcus Stroman, who left Monday’s game after only five innings and 79 pitches when a blister formed on the middle finger of his right hand and became too troublesome to pitch through.
“I’ve never had a blister ever in my life. Nothing even remotely close to having a blister. It’s crazy. It’s extremely frustrating,” Stroman said.