Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:05:46 -0700
San Francisco Giants RP Hunter Strickland threw a perfect inning against the New York Yankees Saturday, July 23, to pick up his second save of the season.
Fantasy Tip: The game went 12 innings, and closer Santiago Casilla had already thrown two scoreless frames. Strickland can be left on the waiver wire for now, but keep his name in mind if something happens to Casilla.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 23:40:35 -0700
San Francisco Giants RP Hunter Strickland picked up his first save of 2016 on Wednesday, June 8, getting Boston Red Sox INF Marco Hernandez to ground out to preserve a 2-1 victory.
Fantasy Tip: Santiago Casilla, the usual closer who took the loss on Tuesday, opened the ninth but departed in favor of left-hander Javier Lopez when the Red Sox summoned David Ortiz from the bench. Strickland then came on to get the final out. Despite the timing, don't read anything into it. Casilla is still the closer.
Sun, 15 May 2016 05:19:01 -0700
San Francisco Giants RP Hunter Strickland blew a 3-2 lead by allowing a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning, but the offense bailed him out in the top of the ninth inning, and Strickland registered his first win of the season during San Francisco's 5-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, May 14.
Fantasy Tip: Strickland hasn't been as sharp as expected this season, and it appears he is locked into a set-up role primarily pitching in the eighth inning this year. He sits with a 3.38 ERA through 16 innings with 18 strikeouts. Strickland could see save opportunities at some point this season with the bullpen looking more like a committee of late, but in most leagues, he is currently more of a player to watch than own.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:45:27 -0700
San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla blew the save against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 3, which led to a loss for the Giants in the 12th inning. It was his fifth blown save of the year, but Giants TV announcer Duane Kuiper doesn't think manager Bruce Bochy will make a change in the ninth inning. Casilla is 4-2 this year with a 3.32 ERA and 27 saves, and he had converted seven straight saves before his blown save Monday. Kuiper doesn't think RP Hunter Strickland is a candidate to replace Casilla.
Fantasy Tip: If Casilla were to be demoted from ninth-inning duties, it'd likely be Sergio Romo, and not Strickland, moving into the role. Romo has experience closing with the Giants. If you're looking for saves and weren't able to land a reliever that moved into the role at the trade deadline, Romo might be your ticket for saves down the stretch if Casilla comes unraveled.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:33 -0800
Miami Marlins 3B Casey McGehee is of trade interest to the San Francisco Giants, according to sources. San Francisco P Hunter Strickland and INF Matt Duffy are also involved in the trade discussions.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:47:25 -0700
San Francisco Giants RP Hunter Strickland threw a scoreless eighth inning in his major league debut Monday, Sept. 1. Strickland threw 16 fastballs in the inning, and all 16 were clocked at 98 mph or faster.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:05:19 -0700
San Francisco Giants P Hunter Strickland (elbow) has returned to game action in extended spring training. The hard-throwing right-hander is making his way back from Tommy John. The coaching staff has high hopes for Strickland, and feel he can be a future closer option.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:24:13 -0700
The San Francisco Giants re-signed P Hunter Strickland to a minor league deal Thursday, Aug. 1.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:32:33 -0700
The San Francisco Giants optioned RP Eric Surkamp and C Hector Sanchez to Triple-A Fresno Wednesday, July 24, and also released P Hunter Strickland.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:31:01 -0700
The San Francisco Giants designated P Hunter Strickland for assignment Tuesday, July 23.