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HUNTER STRICKLAND RUMORS

Giants Pitcher Hunter Strickland Should Start Year in Triple-A

As the regular season approaches, questions will begin to be answered about who makes the 25-man Opening Day roster for each respective MLB team. From position players filling bench roles and pitchers sliding into spots in the bullpen, the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants will have some difficult decisions to make before their April 6 opener against the Arizona...
Via Baseball Essential
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants reliever Strickland insists he's tranquil on mound

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants reliever Hunter Strickland is a big, strong country boy from Georgia with a triple-digit fastball. Despite how things looked in Game 2 of the World Series when got in a verbal skirmish that escalated against Kansas City, he insists he's under control. ''Some of the things I've done, people might think I am going to react to every little...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Seaver, Yusmeiro Petit, Hunter Strickland and Deception

“Tom Seaver, he had the whole package. Power, deception, command, everything,” said Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti last week before FanFest. We’d been talking about tipping pitches, and deception, but any time you hear about an icon in the same sentence as Yusmeiro Petit, you put down your recording device and start looking at some […]
Via Fangraphs
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Strickland says he’s ‘embarrassed’ over kerfuffle with Salvador Perez

After having some time to reflect upon his conduct during Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, Hunter Strickland admits he’s realized the error in his ways. So much so, in fact, that the San Francisco Giants relief pitcher feels “embarrassed” over the entire incident. Strickland was on the mound when the Kansas...Read More The post Hunter Strickland says he’s ‘embarrassed’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' Strickland 'embarrassed' by Game 2 outburst

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hunter Strickland apologized Thursday for the way he handled himself in Game 2 of the World Series after allowing yet another postseason home run. Strickland caused the benches to clear Wednesday night when he shouted at Kansas City's Salvador Perez after allowing a two-run homer in the sixth inning to Omar Infante in San Francisco's 7-2 loss. Strickland first shouted...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Home Runs Against Hunter Strickland

Harold Reynolds on Wednesday, a few pitches into Hunter Strickland‘s appearance: I think they figured out the problems with Strickland. He struggled against the Nationals and actually a little bit against the Cardinals, but, my goodness, against the right-handed hitters, we saw last night and these first two pitches, very impressive. Harold Reynolds, a few […]
Via Fangraphs
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter Strickland loses his cool, and maybe Giants’ confidence

Man, what is the deal with Hunter Strickland? Typically, the 26-year-old right-hander would be a nice story, the type we love to celebrate during the postseason. Prior to this year, Strickland was a career minor leaguer, drafted by the Red Sox in 2007 and playing in the Boston and Pittsburgh organizations before landing with the Giants last year. After compiling a 2.09 ERA in...
Via The Outside Corner
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Giants pitcher yells at Salvador Perez after HR

Giants reliever Hunter Strickland is a pretty poor sport when things aren’t going his way, and things weren’t going his way on Wednesday night. Strickland entered the bottom of the 6th inning of Game 2 of the World Series in Kansas City with two on, one out and the Royals up 3-2. Strickland uncorked a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 22, 2014  |  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
October 08, 2014  |  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
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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