Hunter Strickland gave up two runs in five innings today.
Hunter Strickland made a start today at Pirate City, continuing his recovery from an arm injury which caused him to miss the entire 2011 season. Strickland went five innings, and threw 55 pitches, with 43 for strikes. He was very efficient, which was the cause for the low pitch count.
In his five innings, Strickland gave up two runs on five hits, with no walks and two strikeouts. He was pounding the strike zone, throwing 43 of his 55 pitches for strikes.
All of the damage came in the third inning with two outs. Strickland gave up a single, followed by a triple to the left-center field wall. That was followed by a double to bring in the second run of the inning. Strickland got out of the frame with a ground out.
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