Hate to pile on a guy when he is down, but it appears that Hunter Strickland is still an idiot:
Hunter Strickland blew a save and then punched a door with his pitching hand. He’s out 6-8 weeks. This is a real thing that happened. Here is the story: https://t.co/NrhcBLUUP0
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) June 19, 2018
The frustrating part, beyond all the innings/saves/holds/strikeouts being missed over these 6-8 weeks, is that even when he is healthy enough to return it is hard to imagine the Giants actually bringing him back. Strickland has done some really dumb things over the years and this one may be a bridge too far. Which means that just when the Giants bullpen appeared to be rounding into a strength it is weakened.**
**I know some Giants fans can’t stand the guy and think he is and was and forever will be terrible, but before last night Strickland was having a good year. He had a good 2017, and he stabilized an area that was the definition of instability for this franchise for several seasons running. Even if he was “demoted” to a lesser role he was still going to be an asset.
But he may simply go down as an ass.