September 16, 2002 I went to see a Binghamton Met game last year and Pat was the starter. I was excited to see a guy pitch who was so highly thought of by the Mets. In the first inning he gave up 4 or 5 runs and looked awful. He gave up two homers, one of which must have gone 450 feet. Needless to say I was less than impressed. He did settle down after that and pitched OK but I didn't have a real good feel for his future after that game. Supposedly he's still highly thought of and I hope that was just one bad start. He's still only 22 so we'll see. It would be nice to see a Met draft pick pan out.
October 17, 2002 I think guy has got a real strong future. Seems to have the right attitude for New York. His stuff reminds me a lot of Ron Darling. I expect 6 to 8 solid years from Pat.
May 27, 2003 On Tuesday Night, Pat came in against the Phillies and faced 11 batters. HE DIDN'T RETIRE ANY OF THEM. The only out he recorded on his way to giving up 6 runs on what seemed like an endless number of hits was Jimmy Rollins who got thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double. Well to say the least I wanted him sent back down, another Jason Middlebrook piece of garbage. But he entered the game just now against the Braves, with the Mets clinging to a 6-4 lead with runners on the corners. He walked Rafael Furcal on 5 pitches and seemed destined to blow the lead again. But he struck out Marcus Giles on 3 pitches with some nasty stuff. So hopefully this guy is different than other Met young pitchers, because to come in a hostile atmosphere after a game like he had and to save the lead was pretty gutsy.
May 26, 2004 I faced Pat Strange in the Western Massachusetts High School Tournament a few years back. Great stuff, and you don't see a 96 mph fastball to often in high school (I never did until that day) It was a great experience! He struck me out 4 times....but I also had an RBI single. (A dribbler down the third base line.haha) I wish nothing but the best for him, he was a classy player...no show boating or anything like that. I hope to face him in the big leagues someday, you never know!
October 4, 2005 One of the worst deliveries I've ever seen in a major league pitcher. The only one I can remember being worse was the delivery of Craig House, who the Mets had received in a deal from the Rockies involving Todd Zeile but was released very quickly. House would actually jump during his delivery, but Strange was almost as bad.
June 24, 2013 I remember that Pat was a good friend of Brian Cole. I always thought that he was never the same after Brian died. Wonder if that's why he never panned out.