Marcus Stroman grows the legend of Kevin Pillar after violent injury

Marcus Stroman, New York Mets. (Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Marcus Stroman, New York Mets. (Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) /

Marcus Stroman showed his support of New York Mets teammate Kevin Pillar over Twitter.

New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman is doing his part to grow the legend on Kevin Pillar.

Less than 24 hours after getting drilled in the face by Atlanta Braves right-hander Jacob Webb, Pillar supposedly walked into the Mets clubhouse wanting to be penciled into the starting lineup. Keep in mind that blood was gushing out of Pillar’s broken nose after the heater got away from Webb. It was not intentional, but Stoman knows Pillar will have to rock at RIP Hamilton mask now.

If Pillar can wear something akin to a Rip Hamilton face mask, then the world will be better for it.

New York Mets: Marcus Stroman knows teammate Kevin Pillar is a total beast

The Mets took Game 1 of their road series vs. the NL East rival Braves 3-1 on Monday night. New York has the best record in the division in the middle of May. While it is still early and no team in the division has run away with it, the Mets have held up their end of the bargain, despite having a relatively anemic offense. Conversely, Atlanta has massively underperformed up to this point.

Overall, there was enough bad blood between the Braves and the Mets before Pillar’s blood cascaded out of his busted nose and onto the Truist Park infield grass. While Webb seemed to have been shaken by the incident, it seems as though Pillar is ready to get back out there and be inserted into the lineup for The Amazins Tuesday. You are a better man than all of us, Kevin Pillar.

Stroman is just doing his part to make sure we know how tough Pillar really is for the Mets.

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