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Hunter Strickland | Relief Pitcher | #60

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 18 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details
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Hunter Strickland took his fifth blown save after entering a 1-0 game and giving up two hits in the ninth Monday against the Dodgers.
Strickland will get the blame, but this was a team effort for the Giants and it starts with overmanager Bruce Bochy. Even though Derek Law didn't have his best stuff when he finished the eighth, he opened the ninth. He gave up a single and was pulled. Javier Lopez then allowed a single and was pulled. That led to Strickland coming on with no outs, the tying run at third, the winning run at first and the Dodgers' second- and third-best hitters coming up. Strickland was put in a position to fail by his overmanager, and that's what he did. Who gets the Giants' next save chance is anyone's guess. We'd try Law, but he looked fatigued tonight. Sep 20 - 1:36 AM

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he plans to continue giving save chances to Hunter Strickland.

Strickland was charged with four runs on three hits in the ninth inning Tuesday as the Giants lost a rough one to the Padres, but he had been pitching well leading into that performance. Bochy added Wednesday that he still plans to play the matchups if the situation calls for it, so there's nothing completely set in stone at the moment in the Giants' bullpen.
Sep 14 - 2:50 PM

Hunter Strickland couldn't secure the save in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Padres, yielding four runs on three hits in 2/3 of an inning.

Technically, it was Steven Okert who was saddled with the blown save, but this one is all on Strickland. He led off the inning allowing a single to Derek Norris, followed by a strikeout of Alexi Amarista. Matters would devolve after that, as Strickland proceeded to allow soft hits to Jon Jay and Luis Sardinas to load the bases. He then walked Wil Myers to force in a run. A Yangervis Solarte RBI ground out would spell the end of his evening, at which point Okert entered the contest and promptly surrendered a three-run home run to Ryan Schimpf to officially erase what had been a 4-1 advantage. Strickland and Okert should both see save chances down the stretch, but this was not one of the pair's better collective showings.
Sep 14 - 1:53 AM

Hunter Strickland was called upon to get the final four outs on Sunday, protecting a two-run lead against the Diamondbacks to earn his third save of the season.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he would mix and match in the ninth inning after Santiago Casilla was relieved of his ninth-inning duties, but when push came to shove on Sunday, it was Strickland who was called upon. He could be worth a look as a speculative add where saves are needed over the final three weeks.
Sep 11 - 7:38 PM

Hunter Strickland got a one-pitch save against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Strickland earned his first career save in his seventh big-league appearance in 2014, but he had gone 84 without one before notching the save tonight. Santiago Casilla will remain the Giants' closer for now, but he doesn't have a whole lot of margin for error at this point, making Strickland a decent pickup in mixed leagues.
Jun 9 - 1:12 AM

Hunter Strickland pitched two perfect innings Saturday to pick up a win in relief against the Rangers.

Incredibly enough, Strickland still hasn't given up a homer in 35 career regular-season innings. He gave up a whopping six in 8 1/3 innings in the postseason last year. He's back looking like a future closer now, and he might pick up the odd save down the stretch if Santiago Casilla battles more physical problems.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 02:25:00 AM

Giants recalled RHP Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento.

Strickland had technically been sent back down after Saturday's doubleheader, but he's now back to take Casey McGehee's spot on the roster. The hard thrower will serve a middle relief role.
Sun, May 24, 2015 02:24:00 PM

Giants optioned RHP Hunter Strickland to Triple-A Sacramento.

Strickland's fastball can hit 100 mph, but the Giants' bullpen is deep and he has some command issues to iron out. He'll wind up spending ample time in the majors in 2015.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 01:06:00 PM

Hunter Strickland allowed a run in an inning of work as the Giants defeated the Cubs 8-6 Thursday in Cactus League play.

Strickland's spring has started poorly, as he allowed three runs in an inning on Tuesday. This time, he allowed just one run -- a lead-off home run to Billy McKinney. The right-hander has a blazing fastball but as his 2014 post-season performance illustrated, he runs into problems at times with a propensity to allow home runs.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Giants recalled RHP Hunter Strickland from Double-A

Strickland made his major league debut Monday against the Rockies. Strickland posted a dominant 2.02 ERA and 48/4 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings this season in Double-A and figures to pitch in middle relief this month.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 05:40:00 AM

Hunter Strickland (elbow) is playing in games at extended spring training in Arizona, according to San Jose Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic.

Strickland continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery last May. The 25-year-old is viewed as a future closer candidate by some within the Giants organization, according to Pavlovic.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 09:16:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of RHP Hunter Strickland from High-A San Jose.

The 25-year-old showed why the Giants are eager to keep him with a strong performance at San Jose, posting a 23/5 K/BB ratio while allowing just two earned runs over his 21 innings. Adding him to the 40-man roster guarantees he won't be taken in December's Rule 5 Draft.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 10:39:00 PM

Giants re-signed RHP Hunter Strickland to a minor league contract.

Strickland underwent Tommy John surgery in May and will continue to recover under the Giants' watch. The 24-year-old righty had a 0.86 ERA and 23/5 K/BB ratio in 21 innings at High-A San Jose before injuring his elbow.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Giants released RHP Hunter Strickland.

Strickland was designated for assignment by the Giants earlier this week despite his cool 0.86 ERA and 23/5 K/BB ratio in 21 innings at High-A San Jose. The 24-year-old should find a new organization rather quickly.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 09:04:00 AM

Giants designated RHP Hunter Strickland for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Yusmeiro Petit. Strickland, 24, holds a 0.86 ERA over 21 appearances at High-A this season. It's possible he'll draw some interest on waivers.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 06:38:00 PM