Hunter Strickland With The San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants claimed Strickland off waivers on April 2, 2013.
Strickland had Tommy John surgery in May and was designated for assignment and released on July 23, 2013, but re-signed with the Giants on a minor league contract five days later.
On November 20, 2013, he was re-added to the Giants’ 40-man roster.
Strickland was called up to the majors for the first time on September 1, 2014, after posting a 2.02 ERA in 38 outings with the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Later that day, he pitched one scoreless inning of relief against the Colorado Rockies. Strickland pitched in nine games during the 2014 regular season, allowing five hits and no runs in 7.0 innings.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning of Game 1 of the 2014 National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, Strickland struck out Ian Desmond to preserve the Giants’ advantage.
As the Giants defeated the Nationals 2–1 in 18 innings in Game 2, Strickland recorded the save in the longest (by duration, tied for longest in innings) postseason game in Major League history.
Despite the Giants’ victory over the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 World Series, Strickland set a postseason record for a reliever by allowing six home runs.
Before being called up on May 24, 2015, Strickland began the 2015 season with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats, where he posted a 1.66 ERA in 21.2 innings.
Between Triple-A and the majors, Strickland did not allow a home run until August 3, a span of 188 batters.
Strickland pitched in 55 games in 2015, posting a 2.45 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 51.1 innings. Strickland had the third-lowest WHIP among relievers with at least 50 innings worked, at 0.857.
How Tall Is Hunter Strickland?
Hunter Strickland is 1.91 m tall