Pat Strange – His New York Mets Career 2002,2003

Pat StrangeThe New York Mets selected Pat Strange out of Springfield Central High School in Massachusetts in the second round of the 1998 amateur draft.  Strange a hard throwing right handed pitcher would work his way up through the Mets minor league system, mainly as a starter, and was one of their top pitching prospects. 

After winning 10 games for the Triple A Norfolk Tides in 2002, Strange was brought up to majors for a cup of coffee in September.  He made his Major League debut on September 13th, pitching a scoreless 8th inning in the Mets 11-8 loss to the Montreal Expos.  Strange would finish out the 2002 season with the Mets pitching in five games all out of the bullpen posting a 1.13 ERA in 8 innings. 

After failing to make the Mets staff out of Spring Training in 2003, Strange once again started the season with the Norfolk Tides before being recalled to Queens in May.  He would make six relief appearances for the Mets posting an 11.00 ERA in 9 innings before being shipped back to Norfolk following his appearance on June 5th.

His June 5th appearance would be his last in the majors.  After pitching the entire 2004 season with the Norfolk Tides, where he posted a 10-9 record with a 5.25 ERA in 29 games, he was granted free agency.  Pat Strange side with the Minnesota Twins in the off-season, but developed elbow trouble in spring training which effectively ended his pitching career.

In 11 appearances with the Mets Pat Strange threw 17 innings posting a 6.35 ERA with a 0-0 record.

While with the Mets Strange wore number 38.

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