While the Cubs bullpen couldn’t hold onto the lead against the Brewers, Marcus Stroman still enjoyed his debut at Wrigley Field.
Stroman is one of the more outspoken players in all of baseball, and his social media presence alone is enough to get fans excited. From the moment he signed with the Cubs this offseason, Stroman has been all-in, campaigning for the team on Twitter.
On Sunday, the right-hander pitched five innings of one-run ball, only for the bullpen to eventually blow the Cubs’ chances at a sweep to the Brewers. Nonetheless, and opening series win against last year’s NL Central winners is a good first step. Stroman acknowledged this, and more, after the game.
“I’ve been like this forever,” Stroman said. “I love energy. I’m not your typical baseball player who’s going to be a robot out there. I appreciate the people, and I’m going to let him know that I appreciate them. I’ve always been like that. I love to feel that from the crowd.”
Cubs: Marcus Stroman shows fans some love
Stroman could’ve easily been upset that his first stellar performance as a Cub didn’t lead to victory, but instead he took the time to thank fans for showing out for the team’s first series.
Being a consistent, positive force on this Chicago team is enough to make Stroman worth every penny of his contract. The fact that he’s a top of the rotation pitcher, and perhaps the best Chicago has to offer, is even better.
Stroman is going to be a fan favorite for years to come with the Cubbies.