Stratton (1-0) recorded two strikeouts in a perfect 1-2-3 inning against the Padres on Tuesday as he picked up his first win of the season.
Stratton entered with two men on and nobody out in the seventh after David Bednar allowed an infield single and a walk before being pulled. The troubling scenario didn't phase Stratton as he went to work and got out of the inning to keep the Padres from cutting into the Pirates' 7-4 lead at the time. The 30-year-old currently owns a 6.35 ERA after a troublesome outing against the Reds on April 7 but has posted back-to-back shutout appearances and has two holds and a win to his name so far this season.
Stratton agreed to a one-year contract with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Stratton logged a 3.90 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 39:13 K:BB in 30 innings (27 appearances) out of the bullpen last year. He wouldn't be in the late-inning mix on most teams, but the Pirates lack stability near the back of the bullpen, so Stratton could be a source of holds and the occassional save this year.
Stratton (2-1) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one across 1.2 innings as he took the loss Friday against the Indians.
The Pirates tried bargaining for a six-out save from Stratton and came up just short. The 30-year-old pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning but could not replicate his success in the ninth. He started off by walking Tyler Naquin, who quickly scored from first on a double by Jordan Luplow to cut the Pirates' 3-1 lead in half. Luplow would then come around to tie the game at three apiece after Delino DeShields singled him home. Stratton was able to record two outs but could not get the game into extras as Cesar Hernandez pulled a fastball down the right-field line to score DeShields from first to walk it off for the Indians. Despite the rough outing, Stratton still has a 3.90 ERA and 39:13 K:BB across 30 innings this season.
Stratton allowed one earned run on one hit and one walk in 1.2 innings in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Royals. He struck out three batters.
For just the second time in his last 12 outings, Stratton gave up an earned run. The right-hander offers top 10 fastball spin rate (2614 RPM). Aside from one disastrous outing (four earned runs in two-thirds of an inning on Aug. 14), he's limited opponents to five runs in 22 innings over 19 games. The 29-year-old has demonstrated consistency in 2020 and could move into more high-leverage situations next season.
Stratton (side) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Stratton was placed on the IL at the end of August with right side inflammation, but he's been given the green light to return to the team for the final few weeks of the regular season. He owns a 5.55 ERA and 1.67 WHIP with a 65:30 K:BB over 71.1 innings this season with the Pirates.
Stratton was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday due to right side inflammation, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Stratton last pitched Monday against the Phillies, though it's unclear if he picked up the injury during his last appearance. A timetable for his return has yet to be revealed.
Stratton (side) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Stratton had been out of action since late May. He has a very poor 7.88 ERA and 1.99 WHIP in 37.2 innings this season but nevertheless found his way back on the Pirates' roster, at least for now. Yefry Ramirez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move.
Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Stratton (side) will make another minor-league rehab appearance in the upcoming days, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Stratton kicked off his rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, working two innings and giving up one run on two hits while striking out two. The Pirates will likely push up Stratton's pitch count in his next outing, which could allow him to resurface as a potential rotation option for the big club once he's reinstated from the 10-day injured list. Since being acquired from the Angels on May 11, Stratton worked exclusively in relief for the Pirates, giving up five runs on 12 hits and two walks in 8.1 innings across four appearances.
General manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that Stratton (side) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis this week, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Stratton will move on to the next phase of his recovery from the side injury after throwing a one-inning simulated game Saturday without any discomfort. Though the Pirates' rotation depth has taken a hit in recent weeks with injuries to Jameson Taillon (elbow), Trevor Williams (side) and Rookie Davis (finger) in addition to Nick Kingham being designated for assignment, Stratton is still expected to fill a multi-inning relief role once he returns from the 10-day injured list.
Stratton (side) threw a simulated game Saturday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander threw one inning Saturday and reported feeling good afterward. An official timeline for his return hasn't been set, but he appears to be on the right track.
Stratton (side) could throw a simulated game over the weekend, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Stratton has been on the shelf since May 25 with a side injury. He remains without a timetable for his return at the moment, though one will hopefully come into focus after he faces live hitters. Stratton owns a 7.88 ERA, 1.99 WHIP and 30:20 K:BB in 37.2 innings (five starts, six relief appearances) this season.
Stratton will be placed on the injured list with a side injury Saturday, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
The exact nature and severity of the injury that forced Stratton to leave Friday's game against the Dodgers remain unclear. Rookie Davis will be called up to take his place in the bullpen.
Stratton exited Friday night's game against the Dodgers due to right side discomfort, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
It remains to be seen whether Stratton will require a trip to the injured list. He'll likely be re-evaluated upon his arrival at the ballpark Saturday.
Stratton was removed from Friday's game against the Dodgers due to an undisclosed injury, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Stratton threw just five pitches before leaving the ballgame. He'll be considered day-to-day until the extent of his injury is disclosed.
Stratton allowed one hit in a scoreless inning Sunday, earning his first victory of the season in a 10-6 decision over St. Louis.
General manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that Stratton will serve as a multiple-inning reliever. He also stated that the 28-year-old could compete for the fifth starter's spot, even after Chris Archer returns from the injured list. His numbers with Anaheim were dreadful -- 8.29 ERA and 2.08 WHIP in 29.1 innings -- but he'll get another chance in the pitcher-friendlier National League.
Stratton was traded from the Angels to the Pirates in exchange for cash considerations Saturday.
Stratton couldn't get the job done in Los Angeles, recording an 8.59 ERA in 29.1 innings. That comes on the back of a 5.09 ERA in 145 innings for the Giants last season. Nick Burdi (biceps) was moved to the 60-day injured list to clear a space for Stratton on the 40-man roster, but a move to clear a spot on the 25-man roster has not yet been announced.
Stratton was designated for assignment by the Angels on Tuesday.
Stratton was acquired in a trade from San Francisco just two days before Opening Day. He struggled greatly though five starts and two relief appearances, posting an 8.59 ERA and a 22:18 K:BB. He'll make way for Cody Allen (back), who was activated from the 10-day injured list.
Stratton was moved to the bullpen ahead of the Angels' series with the Royals over the weekend, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
After posting a 7.04 ERA and 2.00 WHIP through his first five starts of 2019, Stratton lost his rotation spot when Tyler Skaggs (ankle) was reinstated from the injured list. Stratton's first foray into relief work wasn't overly promising, as he mopped up for 2.1 innings in Saturday's loss and was charged with two runs on four hits and a walk. He'll likely continue to work mainly in low-leverage situations out of the bullpen.
Manager Brad Ausmus wouldn't commit to Stratton making his next turn through the rotation after the right-hander took the loss in his start Tuesday against the Yankees, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. "As of right now, yeah, we haven't even discussed that," Ausmus said, when asked to comment on the Angels' plans for Stratton.
Stratton struck out a season-high six batters Tuesday, but that was about the only positive takeaway on a night he yielded four runs on nine hits -- including two home runs -- and a walk over five frames. He's failed to push past five innings in any of his five starts this season and is sitting on a 7.04 ERA and 2.00 WHIP, numbers that have Ausmus reconsidering Stratton's spot in the rotation. It hasn't helped Stratton's cause that the Angels have found success while using Jaime Barria and Felix Pena as primary pitchers behind one-inning openers in games Sunday and Wednesday, respectively. The rotation will become more crowded this weekend when Tyler Skaggs (ankle) makes his return from the injured list, so it wouldn't be surprise if Stratton is shifted to the bullpen to ease the logjam.
Stratton (0-2) took the loss in Tuesday's 7-5 defeat at the hands of the Yankees, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings while striking out six.
Luke Voit and Mike Ford aren't the usual Yankees sluggers that come to mind, but both of them took Stratton deep Tuesday. The right-hander now carries a woeful 7.04 ERA and 17:14 K:BB through 23 innings, making him a risky play in his next outing Sunday in Kansas City.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/05||@ SD||L 2-4||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|05/01||vs STL||L 5-12||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|04/28||vs KC||L 6-9||2.0||3||2||0||2|
|04/25||@ MIN||W 6-2||2.0||3||1||0||4|
|04/22||@ DET||W 4-2||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|04/18||@ MIL||W 6-5||1.0||2||2||0||1|
|04/16||@ MIL||W 6-1||0.2||1||0||2||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||AFA-San Jose Giants||99.1||19||18||0||7||8||0||102||36||103||5.09||1.403|
|2014||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||23.0||5||5||0||1||1||0||18||12||29||3.52||1.783|
|2015||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||98.0||17||17||1||4||5||0||72||40||88||3.86||1.306|
|2015||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||50.0||9||9||0||1||5||0||39||22||40||4.14||1.240|
|2016||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||125.2||21||20||1||12||6||0||103||39||120||3.88||1.270|
|2017||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||79.1||15||15||0||4||5||0||71||22||94||5.12||1.466|
|2018||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||24.0||4||4||0||3||0||0||24||8||25||3.00||1.375|