SP,RP - PIT
Chris Stratton earned his sixth save Friday against the Marlins, striking out three in one inning while allowing one hit and walking one.
Stratton allowed a leadoff triple, struck out a batter, issued an intentional walk, then struck out the next two. He's the closer to roster in Pittsburgh, but the saves might not come frequently.
Chris Stratton converted the save Tuesday against the Reds, despite allowing a solo home run. He struck out two.
Stratton allowed a solo homer to Nick Castellanos, but was able to protect the two-run lead in the ninth. With David Bednar placed on the IL with an abdominal injury, Stratton is the clear top option in the Pirates' bullpen.
Chris Stratton picked up the save Saturday against the Nationals, striking out one in one inning.
Stratton now has four saves for the Pirates since the departure of Richard Rodriguez. He has a 3.71 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 70.1 innings. He might be the guy to prioritize in Pittsburgh, but saves are few and far between.
Chris Stratton earned the save Tuesday against the Tigers, allowing one hit and striking out two.
Stratton worked around a leadoff single to retire the next three in order. He and David Bednar have each converted saves since Richard Rodriguez was traded, though it seems the Pirates prefer Bednar in the highest leverage situations.
Chris Stratton earned his second save Tuesday against Arizona, striking out one in one inning.
Stratton evidently may be in the mix for saves in Pittsburgh. Although, David Bednar pitched in two of the last three games, so this may have been an off-day for Bednar.