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Lessons Left To Learn

Let’s start with this: Hunter Strickland will be alright.  Maybe someday closer alright, more certainly regular big league reliever alright. But Hunter has a problem with left-handed hitters.  A real problem.  He, like many power fastball pitchers, throws a very straight fastball.  Fastballs are hard to catch up with, but not impossible.  And a good hitter will have a swing...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper hits home run, talks smack to Hunter Strickland in elimination loss (videos)

Bryce Harper showed that so long as he stays healthy and the Washington Nationals continue to put pieces around him, the 21-year-old could prove to be a postseason offensive force to be reckoned with for years to come. Harper hit a mammoth solo home run into McCovey Cove off San Francisco Giants reliever Rod Strickland […] The post Bryce Harper hits home run, talks smack to Hunter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Lets Hunter Strickland Know About His Monster Home Run

Here's Bryce Harper yelling at Hunter Strickland after hit crushed a home run into McCovey Cove off the Giants pitcher.
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland have beef?

Bryce Harper on Tuesday took Hunter Strickland deep for another splash hit into McCovey Cove during the NLDS, and the young Nationals outfielder went nuts during his celebration. He also appeared to bark at and stare down the Giants after the homer, indicating there might be something personal going on between him and Strickland. Harper’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fireballer Hunter Strickland Was Once Ours

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)If you were watching yesterday's (and today's) longest playoff game in MLB history, you had to notice 100-MPH fire-baller Hunter Strickland—who closed out the six hour and twenty-three minute game. The San Francisco Giant was originally property of your Boston Red Sox—and is a case study in being patient with talented prospects. Strickland...
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys to the Game: Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants – NLDS Game 1

The Washington Nationals hosted their first ever Game 1 on Friday afternoon, and there were 44,035 fans here to see it. While the San Francisco Giants walked away with the 3-2 victory, there were a lot of positives to glean from the game. The Keys to the Game - Hunter Strickland Ks Desmond with bases loaded - The Nats had their first real chance to get into the game in the sixth...
Via The Nats Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Report: Former Pirates Bringing High Heat For the Competition

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had some bullpen issues this year, but they are still right in the middle of a playoff chase. One of the teams they are chasing is the San Francisco Giants, who hold the first Wild Card spot. The Giants recently called up two pitchers to reinforce their bullpen and both of them can hit triple digits on the radar gun. They are also both former Pittsburgh...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes: Nutting, Cole, Strickland

After yesterday’s lame off day (always built in the day after the opener in case it rains), the Bucs are back in action tonight at 7:05. First, though, some quick notes: NUTTING The Trib did an interesting interview with former Pirates minority owner Jay Lustig. Lustig opines that Nutting is “too rational,” saying that he puts as much money as he can in to the team while keeping...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Claim Hunter Strickland

The San Francisco Giants have claimed minor league pitcher Hunter Strickland off waivers today. He was added to the Pirates 40 man roster this off-season, but he was designated for assignment recently when the Pirates added Jonathan Sanchez and Brandon Inge to the 40 man roster. On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays claimed Clint Robinson, who was also dropped from the roster to make...
Via Pirates Prospects
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Designate Hunter Strickland and Clint Robinson For Assignment

Clint Robinson was designated for assignment for Brandon Inge. The Pittsburgh Pirates have added Jonathan Sanchez and Brandon Inge to the 40-man roster today. To make room, the team designated Hunter Strickland and Clint Robinson for assignment. Robinson was DFAd to make room for Inge, while Strickland was DFAd for Sanchez. The Pirates added Strickland to the 40-man this off-season...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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