San Francisco Giants Avoid Sweep Thanks to Stratton
By Luke Corvello
Chris Stratton appears to have found his groove back folks, as Stratton and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on a Father’s Day afternoon.
The San Francisco Giants avoided the sweep to their rivals and finally managed some runs in the win.
Chris Stratton was not going to let the Giants get swept today as he came out and pitched six strong innings.
Included in his six innings of work were no runs allowed, which has been tough for Stratton as of late.
Stratton started the year as one of the bright spots, but has had trouble as of late. If he can regain his form that was seen from the beginning of the season, he will certainly find his name included in this rotation.
The bats that have — for some reason — been silent this year at Dodger Stadium came alive Sunday against the Dodgers.
Nick Hundley, who has arguably been one of the most productive backups the Giants have, delivered a two-run home run.
Brandon Belt got involved in the action as well and delivered his own two-run home run.
Stratton was really helped by the bats, but the way he was pitching Sunday showed that he didn’t need much offense to get the win.
The bullpen, which has been lights out this season continued their dominance today. They pitched three innings of shutout baseball and the bullpen is going to have to continue their dominance if the Giants want to find themselves amongst the teams fighting for a playoff spot.
The San Francisco Giants bullpen has been one of the best in the league, and with the struggles of other National League West bullpens, it will be interesting to see how things play out the rest of the season.
The Giants will pack their bags for home after a long road trip and get ready to face the Miami Marlins on Monday night.