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Pirates' Chris Stratton: Takes loss against Nats

Stratton (4-4) allowed two earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out two across two innings to take the loss Monday against the Nationals. Stratton worked around a few baserunners in the seventh inning and held the lead for Pittsburgh. However, he surrendered a two-run homer to Maikel Franco in the eighth frame to give up the lead and take the loss. Stratton has struggled for much of June, as he has now allowed 10 earned runs across his last nine innings -- spanning eight appearances. Yerry De Los Santos could be a candidate to step into a higher leverage role if Stratton continues to falter.
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Mariners Trade-a-Day: Chris Stratton

The Mariners have a chance to have one of the nastiest bullpens in baseball. But in order for this to come to fruition, the dice have to roll correctly on multiple tosses. Can Diego Castillo continue his domination? Will Paul Sewald find his strikeout pitch? What does Ken Giles look like coming off Tommy John surgery? How about Erik Swanson?
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Pirates' Chris Stratton: Stuck in setup role

Stratton struck out the side to record a scoreless eighth inning and earn a hold Tuesday against the Dodgers. Stratton was called upon to protect a one-run lead and earned his fifth hold. However, he appears to be out of the picture for saves in Pittsburgh, as the team turned to Wil Crowe in the ninth inning with David Bednar unavailable after throwing 50 pitches Monday. Despite a bloated 4.34 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, Stratton has held opponents scoreless in 15 of his 20 appearances this season and should remain locked into the top setup role for the Pirates.
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Pirates' Chris Stratton: Picks up second win

Stratton (2-1) allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one across a scoreless eighth inning to earn the win Sunday against the Reds. Stratton entered the game in the eighth inning, and he allowed both a walk and a double in a scoreless game to get into a jam. However, he induced a strikeout and flyout to escape the inning. It was only Stratton's fourth scoreless appearance in his last seven outings, and he has not earned a save since April 22. For the campaign, Stratton owns a 5.40 ERA with a 14:5 K:BB across 13.1 innings.
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Pittsburgh Pirates: No Reason to Worry About Chris Stratton

Despite a poor start to his season in terms of his ERA, right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton will be just fine for the Pittsburgh Pirates. So far this season Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton has done a very good job of managing the Pirate bullpen. This has included the management of late inning relievers Chris Stratton and Davis Bednar.
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Wil Crowe v. Chris Stratton in High-Leverage Situations

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Wil Crowe looks like a new pitcher in 2022, but is he a better high-leverage option than stalwart reliever Chris Stratton?. Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Wil Crowe is having a great start to his 2022 campaign but fellow right-handed reliever Chris Stratton, not so much. While Crowe has excelled, Stratton has struggled. Although it’s early on and a small sample size, should Crowe take Stratton’s role as one of the team’s highest leverage relievers behind David Bednar?
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Pirates' Chris Stratton: Blows save in loss

Stratton (0-1) took the loss after allowing two runs on four hits during the ninth inning of Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Brewers. He didn't record a walk or strikeout. After getting the first batter he faced to lineout, Stratton allowed four consecutive singles -- including a go-ahead, two-run single by Andrew McCutchen -- to blow his first save of the season. This is a tough blow for the veteran, who is currently competing for late-inning, high-leverage situations with fellow reliever David Bednar.
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Pirates' Chris Stratton: Notches first save

Stratton picked up a save against the Cubs on Thursday, striking out one in a perfect inning of work. Stratton was summoned in the ninth inning with the Pirates nursing a one-run lead, and he had no trouble closing out the win, retiring the Cubs in order on 11 pitches. Pittsburgh indicated prior to the season that Stratton and David Bednar would split closing duties, and that appears to be playing out thus far, as each reliever -- in addition to Wil Crowe -- has picked up one save. The Pirates aren't likely to produce a substantial number of save opportunities, so a split closer situation isn't ideal from a fantasy perspective.
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Pirates' Chris Stratton: Splitting closer's role

Pittsburgh plans to split the closer's role between Stratton and David Bednar to begin the season, Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Stratton picked up eight saves and had a 3.63 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 86:33 K:BB across 79.1 innings last season, and he split save chances with Bednar after Richard Rodriguez was traded to Atlanta. Manager Derek Shelton will employ a similar strategy to begin 2022, with both pitchers being utilized as the closer and setup man depending on the night.
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'They owned it': Pirates play to strengths of David Bednar, Chris Stratton in closer role

BRADENTON, Fla. — Anthony Banda joined the Pittsburgh Pirates just days after the trade deadline, when they dealt Richard Rodriguez to the Atlanta Braves and created an opening in the most critical role in the bullpen. Instead of finding talk of using a closer-by-committee approach to replace Rodriguez —...
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Pirates reliever Chris Stratton avoids arbitration by signing 1-year, $2.7 million deal

BRADENTON, Fla. — Chris Stratton avoided arbitration with the Pittsburgh Pirates, as the right-handed reliever more than doubled his salary by agreeing to a one-year, $2.7 million contract for the 2022 season. All-Star center fielder Bryan Reynolds is the Pirates’ only other arbitration-eligible player this season. After making $601,000...
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Pirates' Chris Stratton: Settles with Bucs for $2.7 million

Stratton and the Pirates agreed Tuesday on a one-year, $2.7 million contract to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports. Stratton thus enters 2022 as the highest-paid reliever for the cost-cutting Pirates, with his salary reflecting his status as one of the most-valued members of the bullpen. Manager Derek Shelton has yet to appoint a closer for the upcoming season, but Stratton and David Bednar look like the best bets for saves as the roster currently stands. Stratton covered 79.1 innings over his career-high 68 appearances in 2021, finishing with a 3.63 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 86:33 K:BB to go with seven wins, eight saves and eight holds.
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