Hunter Strickland

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) reacts to being called out at first base against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Dodgers sweep Giants into what could be a turbulent offseason

AT&T PARK -- Hunter Pence was the first San Francisco Giant to…

 

Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

San Francisco Giants manage just three hits in 11-inning loss to New York Mets

By Connor Buestad Special to S.F. Examiner AT&T PARK — On Friday,…

 

San Francisco Giants' Nick Hundley scores ahead of the tag by San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges in the second inning on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. (K.C. Alfred/ San Diego Union -Tribune)

San Francisco Giants Notebook: Nick Hundley to take over catching Madison Bumgarner for Buster Posey

AT&T Park — While San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey avoided serious injury…

 

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hunter Strickland exits the game after failing to complete the top of the 10th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in April of 2017. He gave up three runs in the ninth to lose it for Andrew Suarez on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Gorcey: Some unwritten rules should be stricken from the record

Like most baseball fans (and former catchers), I used to love the…

Hunter Strickland exits the game after failing to complete the top of the 10th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in April of 2017. He gave up three runs in the ninth to lose it for Andrew Suarez on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland fight in May of 2017. Because of that incident, and one early this week, Strickland may seek some sort of anger management help. (Screenshot courtesy SF Giants on NBCSN/Twitter)

San Francisco Giants: Hunter Strickland faces the media before Padres opener; Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija updates

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland faced the media…

Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland fight in May of 2017. Because of that incident, and one early this week, Strickland may seek some sort of anger management help. (Screenshot courtesy SF Giants on NBCSN/Twitter)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) connects with a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants avoid dust-up over unwritten rules, beat Miami 6-3

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants left-hander Will Smith and Sam Dyson…

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) connects with a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Hunter Strickland exits the game after failing to complete the top of the 10th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in April of 2017. He gave up three runs in the ninth to lose it for Andrew Suarez on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland breaks hand, out 6-8 weeks

AT&T Park -- After blowing his fourth save in 17 opportunities on…

Hunter Strickland exits the game after failing to complete the top of the 10th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in April of 2017. He gave up three runs in the ninth to lose it for Andrew Suarez on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Hunter Strickland exits the game after failing to complete the top of the 10th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in April of 2017. He gave up three runs in the ninth to lose it for Andrew Suarez on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hunter Strickland gives up three in the ninth and San Francisco Giants lose fourth of five to Miami Marlins

AT&T PARK -- The San Francisco Giants are going in reverse. After…

Hunter Strickland exits the game after failing to complete the top of the 10th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in April of 2017. He gave up three runs in the ninth to lose it for Andrew Suarez on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford’s home run sinks Nats in Washington, wins season series

Runs against Max Scherzer are generally few and far between, but on…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto celebrates after inducing a double play against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on April 22, 2018. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Bonta Hill: San Francisco Giants have taken injuries in stride, are positioned well in NL West race

'Special' isn’t necessarily the right word to describe the 2018 San Francisco…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto celebrates after inducing a double play against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on April 22, 2018. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Giants salvage a win behind Derek Holland in series finale at Coors

The San Francisco Giants matched their 2017 win total at Coors Field,…

Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Clayton Kershaw, left, reacts after giving up a solo home run to Joe Panik in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The Giants beat the Dodgers 1-0. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Panik takes Kershaw deep as Giants shut out Dodgers on Opening Day

Clayton Kershaw jump-started his mastery on Opening Day, but the one run…

Clayton Kershaw, left, reacts after giving up a solo home run to Joe Panik in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The Giants beat the Dodgers 1-0. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Much to the Giant's dismay, Joe Panik hasn't hit a homer in the last two games.  (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

A familiar tale: Giants avoid arbitration with all eligible players

The San Francisco Giants don't go to arbitration with their players. It's…

Much to the Giant's dismay, Joe Panik hasn't hit a homer in the last two games.  (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Hunter Pence, seen here Aug. 21, hit a monster home run on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cueto deals, Pence provides the offense in Giants’ walk-off win

AT&T PARK — After Hunter Pence sent a 444-foot, 109-mph home run…

Hunter Pence, seen here Aug. 21, hit a monster home run on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants return home on winning note against Phillies

AT&T PARK — In the bottom half of the seventh inning, the…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Fans watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on April 14, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

GIANTS NOTES: Madison Bumgarner throws again, Hunter Pence begins rehab

AT&T PARK — Madison Bumgarner threw again on the outfield grass on Wednesday…

Fans watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on April 14, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jeff Samardzija. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Jeff Samardzija labors to little effect, Giants drop another to Nats

AT&T PARK — Jeff Samardzija knocked out the San Francisco Giants’ backup…

Jeff Samardzija. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
The Giants will not be adding another championship flag after losing to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

An unfamiliar familiar finish: Bullpen implodes, Giants eliminated in playoffs for first time under Bochy

AT&T PARK — As Javier Baez rounded first in the ninth inning…

The Giants will not be adding another championship flag after losing to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla (46) works the mound against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on August 31, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy ready to make ninth-inning ‘tweak’

The morning after Santiago Casilla blew his ninth save — tied for…

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla (46) works the mound against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on August 31, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)