This morning, former Mississippi State pitcher Chris Stratton was called up by the San Francisco Giants. Stratton will be leaving the AAA ranks, at least momentarily, to join the Giants just in time for their trip out to Denver to take on the Rockies.
Congrats to the newest member of the #MLB @SFGiants -our own @cstratton28 -go Get'em Chris— John Cohen (@Coach_Cohen) May 28, 2016
The early morning buzz is that pitcher Chris Stratton (Tupelo HS, Mississippi State) has been called up by the San Francisco Giants.— John L. Pitts (@JohnLPitts) May 28, 2016
Via his dad, former Tupelo RHP Chris Stratton has been called up by @SFGiants. He's meeting the team this morning. @JohnLPitts had it first.— Braden Bishop (@tbradenbishop) May 28, 2016
Right now, the Giants are 30-20 and in possession of the lead in the National League West, 4.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers and 5.5 games ahead of the Rockies, whom the Giants will play this weekend. The Giants will then take on the Braves and the Cardinals in the coming week.
FYI, San Fran opens 4-game series at Atlanta on Monday, then weekend series at St. Louis. Interesting time for @cstratton28 to arrive.— John L. Pitts (@JohnLPitts) May 28, 2016
In case you didn't remember, Stratton was the 2012 SEC pitcher of the year for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and he had a pretty good career, compiling a 21-12 record over his three years in Starkville and striking out a total of 277 in that time. In Stratton's senior season, he had an ERA of 2.38 and appeared in 17 games, starting in 12.
Congratulations to the SEC Pitcher of the Year Chris Stratton! http://t.co/9IJPz2kl— MSU Baseball (@HailStateBB) May 29, 2012
Congrats to Chris Stratton on the call up and good luck in the big leagues!