Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman: I pitch with a lot of hate and anger

Baseball Fueled by hate and anger, Marcus Stroman is ready for the Blue Jays to win October. The undersized pitcher, who tore his ACL in spring training, shared a secret he will take with him to the hill Friday in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Rangers.  FAGAN: Blue Jays all the way? | MORE: Jays' logos, uniforms over the years"I pitch with a lot of hate and anger and emotion in my heart," Stroman said during media availability on Thursday. "It's just something that I've always kind of built myself on. "Hate, yeah a lot of anger, a lot goes into it. I'm 5-8, a lot of people doubt me so that's with me every single pitch on the mound."As a rookie in 2014, Stroman was one of the few pitchers under 5-foot-10 to make a start in the majors. While his height may not be intimidating, his six-pitch repertoire and passion on the mound certainly is."It shows off the confidence that I have in myself and kind of something that my father kind of raised me on," Stroman said. "So I pitch with a lot of emotion in my heart, and I feel like that's something that I need for me to be me." After returning from the knee injury in September, Stroman (4-0) had a 1.67 ERA in four starts.He'll face the Rangers for just the secon

d time in his career Friday. In 2014, he held the Rangers to four hits over seven-scoreless innings.