Marcus Stroman is sick of losing and isn't scared to hide it.
"I hold myself to an extremely high level and we're losing a lot. So it's not fun. This is not fun. It's not a fun atmosphere. I'm a winner. I hate losing. I can't put that into words enough."
Stroman was tagged for three runs in the opening frame and even though he settled down, allowing one run over the subsequent six innings, the right-hander was sidled with the seventh loss of his season. His 3-7 record is accompanied by a career-best 2.84 ERA over his 76 innings of work.
With Saturday's loss being the team's fifth in a row, the Jays fell to 21-37, 17 1/2 games back of the first-place New York Yankees and are one of five teams with more than 35 losses. Toronto's current skid marks their fourth losing streak of four games or more this season.
In late April, a report surfaced suggesting that the Blue Jays front office would look to trade Stroman, along with Aaron Sanchez and Justin Smoak. Stroman is under team control for one more season after 2019, entering his fourth year of arbitration eligibility.