Mets players didn't like Cubs ace Marcus Stroman's celebrations: 'Show some respect'


(WFAN) After throwing a gem to lead his Cubs to a 4-2 win against the Mets on Wednesday night, Chicago right-hander Marcus Stroman explained that he didn't view it as a revenge game against his former team, but his reactions may have suggested otherwise.

As Stroman delivered eight strong innings of two-run ball to shut down his former squad, he broke out in celebration and pounded his chest as he faced the Mets dugout following an inning-ending double play.

Players in the Mets dugout took notice and didn't care for Stroman's celebrations, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.

“What did we do to him?” one Met asked, per Puma, while another added, “Show some respect. Be a professional. It isn’t all about you.”

Stroman was with the Mets for three seasons, though he didn’t pitch in 2020 after opting out of the COVID-shortened season. He signed with the Cubs ahead of the 2022 campaign. Stroman has pitched really well this season, posting a 2.95 ERA in 11 starts.

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