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Chris Stratton | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (20) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Stratton fired six scoreless frames in Monday’s 2-0 victory over the Brewers.
Stratton limited the Brewers to four hits (all of them singles) while walking two batters and striking out one. He now owns a 12 2/3 innings scoreless streak, the longest by a Giants rookie pitcher since Chris Heston in 2015. While he’s one a nice roll, his upcoming schedule could be a challenge. He gets the Diamondbacks in Arizona next before a home start against the Cardinals, but then he takes on the Rockies in Coors Field. Be careful in fantasy leagues. Aug 22 - 1:42 AM

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Chris Stratton struck out 10 batters over 6 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Nationals.

Stratton gave up just one walk and five hits -- all singles -- as the Giants took the first game of Sunday's doubleheader at Nationals Park. It was a surprisingly great outing from the 26-year-old right-hander, who entered the day with a 6.63 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. We wouldn't expect any repeat performances from him moving forward.
Aug 13 - 4:19 PM

Chris Stratton allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks.

San Francisco would go on to win the game in extras, but Stratton didn't really help the cause. He gave up two runs in the first inning and one more in the fifth, walking four total batters and surrendering five hits. The right-hander will bring a 6.63 ERA and 1.74 WHIP into his next start on the road versus the NL East-leading Nationals.
Aug 6 - 1:03 AM

Giants activated Chris Stratton from the 10-day disabled list.

He'll make his second career start on Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Stratton owns a 7.71 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 14 innings with the Giants this season and isn't a recommended streaming option against a dangerous D'Backs lineup.
Aug 5 - 3:10 PM

Chris Stratton (calf) will start Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

He tweaked his calf during a four-inning save against the Pirates on July 26 but is ready to return and will do so as a starter, bumping Matt Cain from the starting rotation. Stratton made one start for the Giants earlier this year, scattering six hits and five runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers on July 6.
Aug 3 - 8:47 PM

Chris Stratton allowed two earned runs, six hits and a walk with four strikeouts across four innings of relief to earn a save Tuesday against the Pirates.

Stratton was awarded the save despite an 11-3 score, as he worked three or more innings to close out the game. There aren't many old-fashioned saves these days, but Stratton joined Josh Ravin of the Dodgers in securing the rare save on Tuesday. More importantly, he gave his overworked bullpen mates a much-needed rest.
Jul 26 - 4:31 AM

Giants recalled RHP Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento.

Stratton has a 9.00 ERA in one start and two relief appearances this season with San Francisco. The 26-year-old right-hander will presumably work in a bullpen role.
Jul 25 - 6:39 PM

Giants optioned RHP Chris Stratton to Triple-A Sacramento.

Miguel Gomez will take his place on the active roster. Stratton gave up five runs over 6 2/3 innings in a spot start Thursday against the Tigers.
Jul 7 - 6:43 PM

Chris Stratton allowed five earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Tigers.

Stratton was called on to make a spot start after Johnny Cueto had to be scratched due to an inner ear infection. Stratton served up five runs within the first three innings versus Detroit before eventually settling in and actually out-lasting opposing starter Anibal Sanchez. He's probably headed back to Triple-A Sacramento now.
Jul 6 - 3:53 PM

Chris Stratton is making a spot start Thursday versus the Tigers.

He got the call 20 minutes before first pitch, after Johnny Cueto had to be scratched with an inner ear infection. Stratton has allowed five earned runs in 3 1/3 innings of relief this season for San Francisco.
Jul 6 - 12:57 PM

Giants recalled RHP Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento.

The 26-year-old appeared in two games for the Giants earlier this season, registering a 13.50 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in 3 1/3 innings. He'll function in middle relief for the Giants.
Jul 1 - 12:52 PM

Giants optioned RHP Chris Stratton to Triple-A Sacramento.

Stratton allowed five earned runs while recording just one out in his last appearance out of the San Francisco bullpen. The 26-year-old right-hander will probably be up and down all season.
May 2 - 5:08 PM

Giants recalled RHP Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento.

Stratton could be an option to start in place of Madison Bumgarner (shoulder, ribs), but it's more likely that he takes Ty Blach's spot in the bullpen while Blach enters the rotation. The righty held a 7.84 ERA in his first two starts for Sacramento.
Apr 21 - 5:18 PM

Chris Stratton got rocked Saturday in the Giants’ Cactus League win over the Padres, allowing nine hits, seven runs and one walk over three disastrous innings.

He also added three strikeouts. Four of the Padres’ nine hits off Stratton went for extra bases including three homers. The Padres got to Statton for three hits in every inning and scored at least twice in each frame. Saturday’s debacle brought Stratton’s spring ERA up from 1.80 all the way to 9.00. Stratton spent most of last year in the minor leagues and will probably head back there to start 2017.
Mar 25 - 9:57 PM

Giants RHP prospect Chris Stratton supplied seven shutout frames Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Sacramento.

He scattered six hits and two walks while collecting eight strikeouts. The right-hander has now won five of his last six starts with a 1.72 ERA during that stretch. Stratton has made seven appearances out of the Giants' bullpen this season, though he's mostly been used as a starter in the minor leagues. The former first-round pick is tied for third in the Pacific Coast League with 12 wins this season.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 03:19:00 PM

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S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Ty Blach
6Chris Stratton
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5Josh Osich
6Albert Suarez
7Kyle Crick
8Matt Cain
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