In his first start since the change, Stroman did his best to prove he was ready for a chance in the Major Leagues -- firing six hitless innings on Tuesday as Buffalo defeated Louisville, 4-1.
Stroman threw 80 pitches, striking out a season-high 10 batters and walking one. In five starts this season, Stroman has a 1.69 ERA and has 36 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings.
Stroman also got a chance to show off his athleticism in the fourth inning when Ruben Gotay hit a comebacker up the middle. Stroman finishes his delivery falling off the first-base side of the mound, but he was able to recover and backhand the ball to record an out. It was one of six ground-ball outs he induced.
The Bisons' offense was helped by outfielder Kevin Pillar, the Blue Jays' No. 15 prospect, who went 1-for-4 with a double and a run. He extended his hitting streak to 11 games and is batting .256 after starting the season 5-for-44.
Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.