Giants' Stratton Surrenders Four in Fall Stars Game


The first inning went about as perfect as possible for Giants prospect Chris Stratton as he started for the East in the Arizona Fall League's All-Star Game on Saturday night. 

Stratton went three up and three down, getting through the first frame on just 12 pitches. His only flaw of the inning came when Dodgers prospect Cody Bellinger stepped up to the plate as the second batter of the bottom of the first and barely missed a homer to dead center field. 

The real trouble came to light in Stratton's second frame of the night. After starting off the inning with an easy grondout, Stratton saw five straight hitters come up to bat and four runs cross home plate. 

A Harrison Bader double off the left-center wall was followed up by a walk to Ryan O'Hearn before the first runs were on the scoreboard. Carson Kelly smacked a single barely by a diving Franklin Barreto at shortstop and into center field, scoring Bader. Next up, a Willie Calhoun line shot to center loaded up the bases. 

With the bases juiced, Michael Gettys roped a one-hop double to the left-center wall, clearing the bases. Two ground outs ended the inning and ended Stratton's start. 

Stratton finished with two innings pithed and allowed four earned runs on four hits. He threw 35 pitches, 22 for strikes, and sat at 91 miles per hour. 

The West went on to beat the East, 12-3. 

Giants farmhand Tyler Rogers joined Stratton in the Fall Stars Game as a teammate on the East. The reliever faced two batters and recorded two outs with one strikeout.

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