Hours after it was reported that Toronto Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman called out his team following a series loss to the Boston Red Sox, the right-hander took to his Twitter account in an attempt to clarify his comments and the circumstance surrounding them.
Media asked me a question that had absolutely nothing to do with the game, team, or my performance. We just lost and it's extremely frustrating. I'm not playing well. Neither are we as a team. After the camera shut off, I said word for word ... "I'm terrible right now. We're terrible RIGHT NOW. It's frustrating and that question isn't relevant at all" to a member of the media. They chose to run with the "we're terrible" part only. That's ridiculous. It's frustrating losing. Playoff level caliber is our expectation. My passion for my team and the city of Toronto is authentic and real. I love everything about being a Blue Jay. I truly have felt Canadian since I've came to the city of Toronto. I love this team and this city to the death of me. That won't ever change. Regardless of what words are spun. I LOVE my team and this city. Always have, always will!
Stroman was handed the loss after allowing four runs (three earned) off five hits over five innings to the Red Sox on Sunday as the Blue Jays entered the All-Star break 43-52. Following his televised postgame interview, Stroman was asked a question about his time in 2012 with Class-A Vancouver which he labeled as "irrelevant" considering his team had just dropped the series. During an exchange with the member of the media who asked the question, it was reported that Stroman said his team was playing "f---ing terrible."
The 27-year-old has spent his entire five-year major-league career with the Blue Jays after the club selected him in the first round of the 2012 draft.
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