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Cincinnati Reds rally after Hunter Strickland blown save to take series from Brewers

MILWAUKEE – A big focus for the final two months of the Cincinnati Reds season will be the development of young players, especially after they traded five players from their roster, but it was the veterans who stepped up Sunday.  The 34-year-old Donovan Solano delivered a go-ahead RBI double with two outs in the eighth inning, and he added a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning. The 36-year-old Ross Detwiler pitched a clean bottom of the 10th...
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Secures seventh save

Strickland earned the save over the Marlins on Monday, pitching one inning and allowing one run on two hits and one walk while striking out two batters. Strickland was activated from the bereavement list early Monday and was immediately thrust back into closing duties. He came on in the ninth inning with the Reds holding a 3-0 lead and quickly ran into trouble, allowing each of the first two batters he faced to reach base. However, Strickland struck out the following two hitters before allowing a run-scoring single, and he was able to close out the contest on a flyout. The veteran has seven saves on the season, and he appears to be manager David Bell's closer of choice in spite of an unsettling 5.79 ERA and 1.63 WHIP.
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Picks up save Wednesday

Strickland earned a save against the Marlins on Wednesday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning. Strickland came on in the ninth inning to protect a two-run lead and overcame a leadoff single to secure the save. The right-hander has picked up a save twice in the past four days after failing to record any saves through the first 23 days of July. Cincinnati doesn't have a clearly defined closer, but Strickland appears to be the leading candidate to close things out when the opportunity arises.
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Earns fifth save

Strickland picked up the save Sunday against St. Louis, tossing a perfect ninth inning in a 6-3 victory. Strickland got Nolan Arenado, Nolan Gorman and Tommy Edman to pop out in foul territory and needed just nine pitches to close out the game. It was his first save since June 28 and first save opportunity since blowing consecutive chances at the beginning of July. He and Alexis Diaz will likely continue to receive the bulk of the save chances for Cincinnati.
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Serves up three-run blast

Strickland allowed three runs on three hits -- including a home run -- over one inning Saturday against the Cardinals. He did not record a strikeout. Lars Nootbaar turned the game into a laugher with his three-run shot off Strickland in the eighth inning. The 33-year-old Strickland remains tied for the team lead in saves with four, but he now has a 5.40 ERA and 1.65 WHIP this season. Manager David Bell figures to turn to Alexis Diaz and other younger players for saves more in the second half.
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Blows second save

Strickland gave up a run on two hits in an inning of relief to blow his second save of the season in Wednesday's 8-3 extra-inning loss to the Mets. Tasked with protecting a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning, Strickland instead gave up a run-scoring double to Starling Marte to send the game to extras, when Dauri Moreta completely imploded. Strickland has blown his last two save chances and has a 5.34 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 26:18 K:BB through 28.2 innings on the year, but Cincinnati doesn't have a clear alternative for closing situations at the moment.
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Notches another save

Strickland picked up the save Tuesday against the Cubs. He allowed one hit and zero walks while striking out one over one scoreless inning. Strickland has now earned both of the Reds' last two saves and three of the team's last four. Granted it took injuries to Tony Santillan (back), Alexis Diaz (biceps) and Lucas Sims (back) to get him there, but for his part Strickland has pitched well since the end of April. Diaz may return as soon as this weekend, but manager David Bell could opt to reward Strickland for the stability he has provided lately and keep him in the ninth inning.
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Looks like primary closer

Manager David Bell intimated Sunday that Strickland is the Reds' preferred closing option, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "Hunter is definitely somebody that likes [closing games]," Bell said. "He thrives on it. In some ways, I think the bigger the situation, the better pitcher he's going to be. It may not always be the ninth, but I'm definitely aware of that and it works in his favor to keep getting those opportunities."
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Notches third save

Strickland saved Friday's 4-2 win against the Giants, recording a walk and strikeout apiece in a scoreless ninth inning. With Alexis Diaz (biceps) and Tony Santillan (back) both sidelined, manager David Bell turned to Strickland for the save and the righty delivered against his former team. The 33-year-old was able to work around a two-out walk and has now logged each of Cincinnati's last two saves, though he possesses an uninspiring 5.11 ERA and 1.74 WHIP with 18 walks and 24 strikeouts in 24.2 innings.
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Picks up second save

Strickland earned a save against the Diamondbacks on Monday, pitching a perfect ninth inning during which he struck out one batter. The Reds have deployed a variety of closers this season, with five different pitchers notching at least one save. Alexis Diaz was the ninth-inning option of choice the day prior, but manager David Bell turned to Strickland on Monday with Cincinnati up by a run. The veteran came through to earn the save, needing only 12 pitches to retire the side in order. Strickland has previous closing experience -- he saved 14 games for San Francisco in 2018 -- so it's feasible that he could eventually move to the front of the pack for the Reds' closer role. However, the right-hander hasn't exactly impressed this season, posting a 5.73 ERA, 1.86 WHIP and ugly 21:17 K:BB across 22 innings.
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Earns first save of season

Strickland picked up the save Wednesday against the Cubs. He allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out one over one inning. With Lucas Sims (back) on the 15-day injured list, Strickland earned his first save chance of the season. The veteran was shaky and allowed the tying run to reach third base, but he ultimately got the job done by striking out Christopher Morel. Tony Santillan, Alexis Diaz and Art Warren have all registered saves in Sims' recent absence, but the trio served as set-up men for Strickland on Wednesday. Cincinnati's closing situation will likely continue to be handled by a committee until Sims returns to the team.
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Rough start continues

Strickland allowed a run on two hits and two walks over one inning during Thursday's loss to the Padres, pitching with a three-run deficit in the seventh inning. At one point Strickland was considered to be a candidate to close for the Reds, but he has a 9.82 ERA and 2.73 WHIP in 7.1 innings. The two free passes Thursday give him a whopping 11 walks so far in 2022. Even if the Reds had won more than three games so far, Strickland would be pretty far from receiving save opportunities.
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Reds' Hunter Strickland: Could close games

Strickland is part of a large group of closer candidates for the Reds this season according to manager David Bell, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Lucas Sims (elbow) will miss the start of the season with elbow troubles and isn't a lock to claim the job once healthy. Strickland had a 2.61 ERA last season, but his 24.0 percent strikeout rate isn't typical closer material and his 34.8 percent groundball rate could result in a fair number of homers at Great American Ball Park.
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Reds discussing deal with reliever Hunter Strickland

The Reds are in talks with free-agent righty Hunter Strickland, tweets Robert Murray of FanSided. He’d give Cincinnati a veteran option to consider for what’s otherwise a largely inexperienced relief corps. Strickland, 33, split the 2021 season between three clubs, beginning the year with the Rays after signing...
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